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Curwen Primary School


Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' Performance

As part of the national Shakespeare Schools Festival, Curwen Primary were invited to perform an adaptation of the History, Julius Caesar, to a public audience at Stratford Circus this November.

The cast of 27 Yr 5 & 6's worked tirelessly on the production, giving up 4 lunchtimes every week from early September, after being chosen from a rigorous audition process before the summer.

A play known for it's gory scenes and political intrigue, Curwen, true to form, put their own spin on the Bard's tale. Rome, in this version, becomes Hollywood, and Caesar, rather than the well known Roman politician, becomes the ultimate celebrity. Everyone wants to be him, to see him, to get a selfie with the great man. It's the ultimate gossip machine, and the 'backstabbing' becomes all the more relate-able.

Miss Cranstoun and Mr Drayton, who worked together to direct the piece, would like to thank the cast for all their effort. We were both very proud of the whole cast for the team-work they showed throughout the process, and this really showed itself on stage in a hilarious, and very effective, ensemble production.

Thanks, too, to all the staff and families that came and supported the cast on the big night! We hope to continue to bring many more of Shakespeare's plays to Stratford with, of course, a proper Curwen twist!

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