Shakespeare & Drama

Perpetual Resonance: Why Shakespearean theatre is an essential pedagogical experience

Studying Shakespeare is an inevitable feature of modern adolescence, as his works remain a permanent fixture of the Western literary canon. Nevertheless, to immerse in his dramatic creations from the beginning of one’s school life may, to some, seem a luxury rather than a necessity, perhaps even a questionable venture, considering the torment of his tragedies and the controversy of particular plays that on first glance, may appear to offend modern sensibilities pertaining to racial persecution or subordination of women. Two questions therefore arise regarding our approach to Shakespeare at John Colet School: why perform Shakespeare annually from kindergarten upwards, and how does one deal with the hot topics arising from his works? The rich legacy left by our …

The playbill for our 2023 Shakespeare Festival at Glen Street Theatre

Each evening, the first performance starts at 6.30pm.  Buying a ticket enables you to see all performances on that evening.  Tickets will go on sale closer to the event, through Glen Street Theatre box office.  Performances will be professionally photographed and videoed. Wednesday 1st November 2023: The Merchant of Venice by 3N Comedy of Errors by 4B Love’s Labour’s Lost by 5CC Thursday 2nd November 2023: Hamlet by 3M Much Ado About Nothing by 4S Richard III by 5M Friday 3rd November 2023: The Taming of the Shrew by 6L Julius Caesar by 6H …