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International Playhouse ‘Shakes-Share’ project to bring together students from Italy, Russia and the UK

2 November 2016

Trinity College London is partnering with International House World Organisation (IHWO), International House London and the Arts Educational Schools London to produce ‘Shakes-Share’, the first International Playhouse project which will take place in London from 11-13 November. The event will see around 50 teenage students from International House Ancona and Jesi in Italy, International House Voronezh in Russia and the Leyton Sixth Form College in the UK take part in a number of different cultural and linguistic exchange events.

The central theme of the weekend’s events is Shakespeare, to tie in with Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary celebrations taking place this year.

Each group of students will give a performance in the theatre of Leyton Sixth Form College on Sunday 13 November. The Italian group will perform ‘Shakespeare in a Box III’, a bilingual play combining Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, the poetry of Giovanni Pascoli and the music of Madonna. The group from Russia will perform ‘Shakespearia’, a piece which presents one of the plot-lines from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Leyton Sixth Form College will perform their version of ‘Macbeth’.

The weekend also includes a day of drama workshops on Saturday 12 November, held at International House in Covent Garden and led by Arts Educational Schools tutors, as well as the directors of the Italian and Russian theatre projects.

Each student taking part will receive a certificate from Trinity, as well as feedback from Trinity’s assessment team.

Click here to register for free tickets to the performances at Leyton Sixth Form College.

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