Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school aged children opportunities for enriching and enjoyable early experiences of
Shakespeare. Pupils at Cleves had the opportunity to take part in workshops over two days in collaboration with world book day.
Year’s 1 -3 explored ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’
and Year’s 4 - 6 ‘Macbeth’
The children found these plays very interesting and enjoyed acting out various scenes as well as exploring the language of that time.
The Year 6’s looked at Act III: Scene 4 where Macbeth and his wife welcome the thanes of Scotland to the banquet. Immediately prior to the feast, one of the murderers appears at a side door and reveals to Macbeth the truth about the mission: their success in the killing of Banquo and their failure to murder Fleance. Macbeth recomposes himself and returns to the table. As he raises a toast to his absent friend, he imagines he sees the ghost of Banquo.