Thursday, 21 November 2013

Year 6 Visit the Globe Theatre

By Alfie - Year 6

On Tuesday 12th November 2013, the whole of Year 6 went to the 16 year old Globe Theatre, which is positioned on the south bank of the River Thames.

We have been studying the tragic play Macbeth in our literacy lessons: writing diaries, newspaper reports, letters, writing as characters from Macbeth and using drama to help us understand how a character changes and putting ourselves in the characters' shoes. We have also been re-enacting the savage murder of King Duncan, the banquet to celebrate Macbeth's accession to the throne and the battle of Great Burnam Wood.

Strolling across the Millenium bridge, we stopped to take a photograph in front of the Globe Theatre. The old style building stood out from all the modern establishments dotted up and down the Thames. The black and white figure with a thatched roof really resembled an old fashioned theatre. When we got inside, a woman named Lori took us in. My first word inside the theatre was 'Awesome!'. We had a tour of the magnificent circular building, found out facts (the old Globe caught fire by a cannon spark landing on the thatched roof) and got to stand on the stage.

After the tour, Lori took us to the studio rehearsal rooms where we got to portray a witch and re-enact the argument between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. We also said some lines tha sprung to mind when we thought of the play.

At the end of the day I thought I had learnt a lot. All in all I'd really like to go and see Macbeth performed at Shakespeare's Globe.