‘If I be waspish, best beware my sting.’ – Katherina the shrew.
On Thursday 23rd March, Years 5 and 6 along with some parents and governors went to London to watch Jacqueline Defferary’s abridged version of The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe. Both classes had read the story the week before and were excited to see a live performance despite the chilly temperatures and the distraction of the entertaining pigeons. Like the majority of the young audience, there were times when West Lodge found the action more engaging than the confusing dialogue, but overall they came away with a thirst for live theatre and a better understanding of one of Shakespeare’s lesser known stories. Mr Sandys, Mr Weighill and Ms Barrett look forward to seeing the work the children produce as a result of this brilliant opportunity. A huge thank you to parent volunteers and governors who accompanied the children on this school trip. Your efforts are valued and appreciated.
“I enjoyed my day at the Globe! I liked watching the funny scenes and finding out which wife was most obedient.” – Isaac, Year 5.
“The day was lots of fun and I found it really exciting! My favourite part was when Petruchio and Katherina got married.” – Ruby, Year 5
“My favourite part of the performance was when all of the actors were dancing together on stage at the end. It was exciting for me because I like Shakespeare and found the day lots of fun!” – Alice, Year 5
Mr Weighill – Head of English and Director of Studies