Shakespeare to be celebrated by students

William Shakespeare’s famous comedy The Taming of the Shrew will be brought to life by Highfields students as part of an evening of entertainment celebrating works of the Bard.

An Evening of Shakespeare will take place on April 28 to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

Students will perform a 30-minute version of the play as well as other famous Shakespeare monologues and duologues.

Ms S. Bishop, Head of Performance, said: “Shakespeare's stories transcend time and culture and are able to speak to a number of audiences at the same time.

“Our performance of The Taming of the Shrew is something we worked on during the last summer school and, being the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in April this year, we thought it would be fitting for our students to honour his work by performing this piece as well as other famous monologues and duologues he penned."

The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, costing £2, are available from the Upper Floor LRC. 

Posted on March 17, 2016 .