Year 8 help celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

As part of Castle Court’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, pupils in Years 7 and 8 have been taking part in a composition competition to create music to be used in the senior school play which takes place on June 30th.  Pupils took inspiration from film clips, art works and extracts from the text of the play.  The main focus for these compositions was Caliban’s speech.  Here is one example of the pieces that will be used during the performance in June.

Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,

Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not:

Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments

Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices,

That, if I then had waked after long sleep,

Will make me sleep again, and then, in dreaming,

The clouds methought would open, and show riches

Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked,

I cried to dream again.`

the tempest