On Thursday 29 July, 27 Year 11HL English students attended the production of Caesar! at La Boite theatre in Kelvin Grove.
These students studied Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in Term 2, as part of the Language and Literature course, which requires students to investigate the representation of Global Issues across the literary and non-literary texts that they study.
This highly entertaining adaptation of Shakespeare's play allowed students and teachers to consider a wide range of Global Issues inspired by Shakespeare's original exploration of power and political struggle. Contemporary issues of race, gender, the ethics and consequences of striving for power and the political nature of language itself were opened up for the audience by the production's dramatization of actors' experiences on and off stage.
The play was both funny and serious, entertaining and thought provoking. I would like to thank QA Alumnus teacher Mr Mark Turpin for his assistance on the day, as well as the 27 students whose exemplary demeanour and conduct added significantly to the enjoyment of all.