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GREAT SHAKES
YOU DO ME MISCHIEF

Three young people, from three different eras cross paths on a deserted, stormy night. Their common purpose? To unpack the relevance in Shakespeare’s plays and find a way to relate them to both their own lives and context whilst understanding each other’s point of view. Assisted by the ghost of the great man himself, GREAT SHAKES gives students a crash course in Shakespearean COMEDY, TRAGEDY and HISTORY while providing deeper understanding into the universality of his themes and why he is still studied today. Featuring a stellar on-screen supporting cast of QLD’s best actors, GREAT SHAKES is the perfect intro to the Bard.

GRADES

7 – 10

ENGLISH LINKS

Introduction to Shakespeare,
Re-contextualsing, Relevance, Transformation of Text

DRAMA LINKS

Shakespeare, Multimodal Theatre, Physical Theatre, Character, Ensemble, Magical Realism

PLAYS COVERED

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew + Sonnets

50 MINS + 10 MINS Q&A

7M x 7M PERFORMANCE SPACE
(INDOOR WITH POWER)

$7.70 PER STUDENT (INC. GST)
MINIMUM PERFORMANCE FEE APPLIES 

TEACHERS’ RESOURCE KIT
COMING SOON

“THE SHOW WAS FANTASTIC. OUR STUDENTS REALLY ENGAGED WITH THE PERFORMANCE AND IT HAS DEFINITELY CREATED A BUZZ AROUND OUR SHAKESPEARE STUDY THIS TERM.” ST COLUMBAN’S COLLEGE

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