Shakespeare & Drama

Specialist coaching ahead of drama eisteddfods

Our drama club students will be performing in the Northern Beaches Eisteddfod and the Sydney Eisteddfod in May and June this year.  They will be getting some specialist coaching from two professional actors over the next two weeks. Chris Tomkinson from Sport for Jove (he heads up the Education Department and is also an actor for their touring Shakespeare troupe)  will help refine fight skills and choreograph the street fighting scene for our Romeo and Juliet drama group. Nick O’Regan, who works as a writer, actor and puppeteer specializing in masked performance and physical comedy, will lead a commedia dell’arte workshop to help with Physical Movement for Comedy for our Midsummer Night’s Dream drama club group. Our drama teacher Zoe …

Shakespeare Club 2019 auditions this week

We had a very successful Shakespeare club last year and Miss Emanuel is looking forward to doing it all again in 2019!Auditions for Shakespeare Club 2019 will be held in the Music Room on Wednesday 6th February in 2 sessions 7:15am-8:15am OR 1pm-1:30pm.  For Year 5 and Year 6 students only.If your child would like to audition, please email your expression of interest to Miss Emanuel on: zemanuel@johncolet.nsw.edu.au as soon as possible.Children should prepare a short monologue (no longer than 1 minute) to be performed without a script to the best of their ability.Miss Emanuel will be looking for the following criteria: Strong, clear voices Lines learnt off by heart A good expressive connection with the text A committed …

with thanks from Bell Shakespeare

“Thank you for an incredible morning at John Colet on Tuesday. We were so warmly welcomed as always, and we were thoroughly impressed with the student performances.[John Colet School’s] donation of $1000 for our Sharing Shakespeare program was incredibly generous and will directly enable a disadvantaged school to experience our Shakespeare programs and performances, who otherwise would not be able to.” Joanne Erskine and James EvansBell Shakespeare …

Drama club gets brilliant results in Shakespeare comp

We are very proud of our Yr 5 and Yr 6 Primary Shakespeare Club students who came 3rd place with a scene from As you Like it at the Sydney City Eisteddfod. As the youngest competitors in the Eisteddfod, they were a credit to John Colet School!  And we were also mighty proud of our other drama group at the Eisteddfod, pictured top, who performed  Twelfth Night” and received a Highly Commended.   Well done all!  And a big thank you to our drama teacher Zoe Emanuel. …

Drama and Fencing news

Last Sunday the John Colet School’s Shakespeare Club performed at the Northern Beaches Eisteddfod in the Scene category.  One group of our students performed a comedic scene from Twelfth Night and the other group performed a heart-wrenching scene from As you like it.The As you like it performance group was awarded Second place.  The adjudicators commented on their sophistication, conviction, strong voices and excellent characterisation. On Monday, the John Colet Fencing team played our very first match against Newington Boys School in Lindfield. Our Infants team played very well but unfortunately lost with a score of 13-16. Infants team members were Kristof D, James N, Arya K, Elliott C and Meredith Y.The Senior team of Neo S, Sam J, …

Kaboom

Second classes were inspired by the world of percussion when Kaboom came to their incursion with week. With a wide range of traditional and found percussion instruments, along with juggling, magic and comedy, the incursion demonstrated how easy it is for students to make and play percussion instruments. …