Shakespeare Carnival

This year’s IGS Shakespeare Carnival proved to be one of the most exciting yet, with more than a hundred students from Years 7 to 10 competing.

“This is an incredible growth in participant numbers from last year and is the result of the Shakespeare collaboration between Drama and English faculties,” said Director of Dramatic Arts Rita Morabito. “The standard was particularly high and it was wonderful to see each group bring their own interpretations to the plays.”

The annual event was held in the IGS Drama Space, filled to the brim with students for the entire day. The judges for the Carnival included Hacksaw Ridge and Home and Away star Michael Sheasby, and founding member of the Sport for Jove Theatre Company Damien Strouthos.

The Carnival encourages students to actively create their own theatrical worlds to celebrate the works of William Shakespeare. Students can choreograph acting scenes or dances, compose music, or design sets and costumes.

Category winners

Duologue

  • Therese Briganti and Grace Truman of Year 9 (Macbeth)
  • Piper Morrissey and Ava Jenkin of Year 10 (Romeo and Juliet)

Scene

  • Coco Gillies, Tiana Lyons, Oliver Parry, Olivia McFarlane, Elina De Rosnay of Year 8 (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Mash Up

  • Millie Lamshed, Tea-Anna Murrin, Andree Mackenzie of Year 10 (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Thomas Van Gool, Cian Kilbridge, Jamison Power of Year 9 (Macbeth)

Movement

  • Meg Wrigley and Scarlett Fitzpatrick-Lubowitz of Year 9 (Macbeth)
  • Harriet Tonkin of Year 7 and Emilia Ritchie of Year 9 (Macbeth)

Dance

  • Aimee Charles and Eleni Vlahos of Year 8 (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

The Shakespeare Carnival is a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves, build confidence and improve literacy skills as they bring Shakespeare’s stories to life.