On Friday 7thÂ September, Year 12 and 13 students studying English travelled to the Globe theatre in London to watch Shakespeareâ€™s Othello. The play, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, tells the story of the Venetian general, Othello, and his relationship with his new wife, Desdemona. Corrupted by the evil Iago, Othello believes that Desdemona has been unfaithful to his, culminating in a violent murder at the end of the play which shocked those who werenâ€™t prepared for it.
The play featured an all-star cast, including AndrĂ©Â Holland (Moonlight) as the eponymous tragic hero, and Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG) as Iago.
It truly was an excellent performance, in the theatre where it would have first been performed more than 400 years ago, and the day was enjoyed by pupils and staff alike.
Written by Amy Howarth, Year 13