St.Stephen's School

Twelfth Night: Shakespeare’s Classic injected with humour

Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night, was re-enacted for the younger audience in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. This play deemed to be a very enlightening performance. Year 6 were given the opportunity to spectate the critically-acclaimed play, originally written by the Bard himself, William Shakespeare.

The playwright has a famous reputation of creating words and quotes such as: ‘Please do not stand on ceremony’, ‘To be or not to be, that is the question’ and ‘Et tu brute’ One that was used was ‘If music is the food of love, play on.’

In our opinion, we really enjoyed the performance and it has provided an insight to Shakespearean plays. Despite the plot’s complication, the play was one we’ll certainly remember for the rest of our lives as the performance of two hours was both enlightening and hilarious. The play, which can be very complicated when read, unfolded in such a way that we all came away from the experience wiser and more cultured. Fortunately for us, the weather was on our side too.

By Year 6 of 2014