Macbeth Workshop

Over the past week our fifth and sixth year students had the opportunity to attend the Boil in the Bag Macbeth workshop. The actors approached the text in a new and interesting way.

To begin, they present the key scenes in a traditional fashion, keeping to the original Shakespearean text.  They then transform a selection of scenes into a modern day setting, we see Macbeth and Lady Macbeth rap as they plan Duncan’s murder and we watch them articulate their difficulties in marriage counselling.

Students received a comprehensive workbook and discussed the scenes with the actors at the conclusion of the session. We hope that the show has prompted students to reconsider the key scenes and issues in Macbeth.