Shakespeare Willingly To School
21 Mar 2016
The widely held view that William Shakespeare went “unwillingly to school” may have been true in Stratford-Upon-Avon almost 400 years ago.
Year 12 students from Emmaus Catholic College have a different perspective.
A recent visit to the College by a Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company representative was “enlightening and very interesting” said Shania Marzan. “As a senior English student studying The Tempest, it was a fantastic experience to have Kate from Bell Shakespeare come to our school”.
Desiree Pierre, also a Year 12 student at Emmaus, agreed. “Because the Bell Shakespeare Company is so highly regarded for performances, we felt we had an excellent opportunity to hear Kate. The Tempest is an HSC text so we were keen to ask questions about the play”.
Shania added, “the focus was on structure and character interpretation as well as the magical aspects which make The Tempest an intriguing drama”.
John Bell, founder of Bell Shakespeare has now retired, but one of his main projects was instigating visits to schools by Company members. For those unable by distance or time constraints to see productions on stage in major centres, the visits to schools provide the opportunity to speak with actors, view some scenes and participate in question-answer sessions.
“We now have lots to think about in relation to interpreting The Tempest”, said Desiree, “and visits like this to our College are much appreciated”.
20 Sep 2022
Join us as we farewell our Year 12 students! We are livestreaming the Year 12 Graduation Mass from 12pm tomorrow. Watch from our YouTube Channel with our link provided tomorrow morning.
20 Sep 2022
Join us as we farewell our Year 12 students! We are livestreaming the Year 12 Graduation Mass from 12pm tomorrow. Watch from our YouTube Channel with our link provided tomorrow morning. #hsc #graduation https://t.co/WB760VpF9a
08 Sep 2022
Penrith Valley Sports Foundation holds its coveted annual awards night - One of Penrith’s most inspirational athletes, Cranebrook teen Layla Sharp was crowned PVSF All Abilities Award winner for 2022.
04 Sep 2022
Happy Father's Day to all the families in our Emmaus Community! Year 11 spent some time creating Father's Day cards and our Library Staff created a wall of hilarious Dad Jokes provided by our staff!
02 Sep 2022
Twenty-eight outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta were recently recognised by Bishop Vincent Long at the annual Bishop’s Awards for Student Excellence.
02 Sep 2022
Year 11 Standard English were blessed to have J. C. Burke, Australian Author of the novel they are currently studying speak to them before they write a response about the novel in the Yearly Examination