Posted on 20 October 2016
Shake & Stir brings Romeo and Juliet to life for Year 10 students
Year 10 students who have been studying Shakespeare this term were entertained by the Shake & Stir Theatre Co. Shakespeare’s rebellious teen lovers took centre stage in a contemporary 50-minute adaptation intertwining Shakespeare’s text with contemporary music, video and photography. Against their parents’ will, these young romantics steal private moments and plan for their future together in complete ignorance of an increasingly oppressive backdrop of prejudice, hatred, and narrow mindedness.
Shakespeare was meant to be watched rather than read and this performance helped bring Romeo and Juliet to life.
Head of Centre for Learning and Innovation