High School

Shakespeare: As You Write It 2013

Back by popular demand (the new 2013 version).

Shakespeare: As You Write It is a hilarious tribute to the plays of the Bard, a hugely entertaining way of introducing (or re-introducing) Shakespeare.

Three fantastic actors collaborate with the audience to create a brand new Shakespearian play. The actors can adapt to suit the age range and any prior knowledge of your students.

To achieve this they look under the hood and demonstrate what makes Shakespeare tick. They explore his world and recreate his obstacles - What makes a tragedy a tragedy? A comedy a comedy?

Shakespeare’s building blocks - scenes, similes, soliloquies and sword fights, poetry, prose and iambic pentameter - are all mixed together in a witches’ brew of fun-filled theatre.

Your students will laugh so much they won’t realise how much they have learned!

Performed in 2013 by Dan Allan, Lizzie Tollemache, David Ladderman and Greg Cooper
Devised by Brendon Bennetts & Directed by Dan Allan

Shakespeare as you write it was a brilliantly created play. The teaching points of iambic pentameter for example, were cleverly acted out. The play was extremely funny and the audience participation was enjoyed by all. A very informative and very funny play.

- Te Atatu Intermediate, Auckland

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