English: Year 8 Visit Shakespeare's Globe

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Towards the end of last term the members of Year 8, along with the staff and helpers from the Bede's Prep English Department, travelled to the capital to visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and see the much acclaimed production of 'The Woman in Black' at the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden.

This trip is one of the most popular outings that we do in the English Department and, as the day approached, the excitement grew amongst our Year 8 children. They had high expectations and were not disappointed!

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The visit to the Globe Theatre was most interesting and informative. We were able to have a full tour of this beautiful building and learnt much about Elizabethan stage-craft and the social history of popular entertainment.

After a quick lunch and a little rest-time in order to gird our loins for the drama which was to follow, we then made our way across London to see Susan Hill's famous ghost story 'The Woman in Black'.

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Having secured wonderful seats in the stalls, very close to the stage and the actors, our Year 8s were kept enthralled - and at times terrified - by this wonderful production.

The superb acting, clever use of staging and props, sound effects and lighting kept the children on the edge of their seats until the final curtain.

 

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