A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream transported packed audiences to a magical forest of unrequited and rediscovered love at Loreto Preparatory School.
Shakespeare’s comic fairy tale was produced by the Manchester Arts Education Initiative with fabulous full costume, make up, scenery, music and lighting to enable the Year 6 girls to realise their full dramatic potential.
MAEI Director Peter Wilkinson said: “Arts education provides challenges for learners at all levels. It develops their critical thinking and creativity whilst they learn how to work with others for a common goal. These are essential skills for the 21st century.
“Shakespeare in much more accessible than people think for children, especially if it is carefully adapted.
“Of course, it could be too obscure for young ones, but the plot and poetry can be utterly absorbing and inspirational even to nine and ten year-olds."
MAEI produce Shakespeare in partnership with Loreto Preparatory School’s own teaching staff, but bring as Headteacher Anne Roberts, said: “An in-depth expertise in the arts that makes every project a genuinely special event for both the girls and their parents. The Shakespeare play is always a highlight in our calendar.”