So the team were recently performing in Sunbury, Victoria. On arrival into the town we were informed that it was the home of The Ashes, and that the school grounds that we were performing at were the location of the first match in the series. Well, Edmund was happier than we have ever seen him, being a crazy cricket fan. We just had to get a snapshot of us in front of the giant wickets!
A big shout out to the Year 7 students and teachers at Turramurra High School who let us perform at their annual Shakespeare Day last Friday. At 9am the Students all waited patiently in the hall dressed in full Elizabethan costume, when the doors swung open to reveling trumpet players and the Principal (otherwise known as Queen Elizabeth) who quite grandly introduced us. What an experience, we loved being a part of your day!!! So we kicked off the frivolities and I hear the rest of the day was jam packed with fun events. A big thank you to our Thesius and Hippolyta, you were such good sports. Keep up the good work Turramurra, it was one of our favourite shows yet.
Teresa has gone back home to WA for 4 weeks with Team T. Check out what they’ve been up to:
So the Players have travelled into country Western Australia and are loving every minute of it. Today we drove from Kalgoolie to Kambalda and performed for the students there. Thanks for having us, you were a wonderful audience!
All the Sydney-siders are amazed at how dry it is out here but they love the sunshine in the middle of winter. On our way home this afternoon we came across the famous tea-tree, full of kettles and coffee cups, brilliant!! We just had to stop for a family photo. We are going to the mines for the 5pm ‘blast’ tomorrow, can’t wait!!!
There have been lots of questions from the students about the character of Lady Macbeth and why she is so keen to go through with the murder of Duncan. Although it is easy to just paint her as purely evil, from an acting perspective this should never be the case. We shouldn’t judge her, she is a well rounded human who loves her husband and just wants them to have a great future together.
As far a playing a character like this it is always easier to empathise with what she is going through, put yourself in her shoes. How far would you go to get what you want….?
So last week we performed at Wagga Wagga Christian College and the players had the most amazing time. The year 4 class were inspirational and followed along with the story of A Midsummer Nights Dream so well, they should be very proud. Adele and Nathaniel said their workshop on As You Like It was probably one of their favorite experiences all year and could sense there was a lot of budding talent. On top of all this here is a photo of the amazing morning tea we received!! It was homemade by their very famous chef at the canteen.
Thanks for making our day!!!!
- Teresa (and The Fools)
Hi everyone! We’ve been so busy touring regional South Australia and New South Wales, and loving every minute. Here are some recent highlights from me!
The players spent a day at Gosford High recently and ran a workshop with the Year 12 students on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night! Their creativity and performances blew us away! They related the text to all the modern issues of gender in our society today. My favourite moments were possibly the love scene they chose to perform on top of the grand piano and their tableaux representation of the play’s ‘love triangle’ as a human pyramid!! I was of course requested to be on top!!
We just performed and worked with the students at Marree in central South Australia. As none of us are from Sydney originally we all love our AFL and so Miss Jakovich couldn’t leave town without performing a drop-kick at the local footy ground ‘ the MCG’! Thanks Marree, we had an amazing day!!
We performed Shakespeare amongst the rocket ships in Woomera today, the famous town in S.A. Not only were the students really fun and brave playing fairies, Dukes and donkeys but tourists who use to live in the area 40yrs ago wandered in to watch us perform. Keep up the good work Woomera, you have a town to he proud of.
So the Players have left Sydney and hit the country roads of NSW to let loose with some Shakespeare.
Today we spent the day performing in the town of Kempsey and these schools were some of our best audiences yet. Everyone was so excited to be involved and a few students said they understood A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the first time.
A lot of the drama students said we helped them realise that you can create quite a complex show with very little set or costume. I suppose as a general rule it is better for your character to have a clear physicality or voice before relying on technical elements. This show is the best acting challenge because every part involved fits into two small roadcases.
Anyway thanks Kempsey students you were great!!!!!