By Arnika Hazelwood | Posted: Wednesday April 10, 2019
Congratulations to our Year 13 Shakespeare team who won the Otago regional final of the Sheila Winn Shakespeare festival in April.
The team, directed by Head of Drama, Diane Dupres, performed extracts from various scenes of King Lear in a 15 minute cleverly edited piece where King Lear was on the heath, going mad as the voices of his daughters taunted him with his own words. The team also traveled to Wellington at Queen's Birthday to compete at the nationals.
Casper McGuire - King Lear
Trent Hawthorne - King Lear
Olivia Bradfield - Cordelia
Moe Stebbings - Goneril
Alice Houston-Page - Reagan
Zak Rudin - soundscape
Gabriel Kovacs - soundscape
Finn McKinley - soundscape
Casper McGuire and Gabriel Kovacs also competed in the 5 minute student directed section with a scene from Macbeth, where Malcolm tested MacDuff's loyalty by pretending to expose himself as a man with tyrannical and sinful ambition. Casper and Gabriel co-directed this engaging and original interpretation.