Cyclone Repertory Company (IRELAND) present
The Shakespeare Sessions
Allow your students to explore one of Shakespeare's greatest plays with stunning performances, historical background, discussion of major themes and audience participation and interaction. The Shakespeare Sessions are an exciting synthesis of analysis and performance that have the primary goal of aiding learners in their Junior and Leaving Cert exams.
* Please Note changes to schedule:
The Merchant of Venice
Thursday 15 March at 10.30am
An entertaining and informative mix of analysis and performance that has the primary goal of helping Junior Cert learners in their understanding of Merchant of Venice while at the same time highlighting what a fine comedy it is. The 95 minute performance is a reduced version of the play and contains an entertaining scholarly review that clarifies the main themes and topics as well as an invitation for discussion.
Romeo and Juliet
Thurs 15 March at 1.30pm
Themes and topics explored include: the story's main source, symbols, the passage of time, the nature of love, love as a religious experience, Benvolio's function, fate, Romeo's transformation, love vs. lust, conflict, historical context of the Capulet/Montague feud, lack of women performers in Elizabethan Theatre, attitudes to homosexuality in Shakespeare's time, parental authority, storytelling in Shakespeare's time.
Friday 16 March at at 10.30am
A 90 minute performance with discussion which tracks the plot of Hamlet from the beginning to the finale. Has the primary goal of aiding learners in their leaving cert examination
****" Aimed at school audiences with the use of voice-overs, whiteboards, a question and answer session, as well as the performance, all distilled into 90 minutes. It is well edited and presented in an accessible style, giving the young audience plenty to think about." - Irish Examiner
Free admission for accompanying teachers. Book now on 074 912 0777.