‘The Taming of the Shrew’
“"" " " " " " """""""” I come to wive it wealthily in Padua; If wealthily, then happily in Padua.
From the moment I set eyes on the cast list I knew there was no competition. The school production of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ was bound to be the highlight of my year. ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is a traditional Shakespearean comedy about Petruchio, a young, strongly opinionated, unmarried man who visits Padua in search of wealth when he comes across the rich but extremely cruel Katherina, who he vows to tame and eventually marry. In contrast, her sister Bianca is pursued by several men who wish to marry her for her well-known beauty and modesty. However, like all good stories it has a twist and the characters soon show their true colours. The play, performed as contemporary Shakespeare, was set in the 80's, (amongst the neon signs, leg warmers and happy groovy beat) and was staged around a giant Rubik’s cube which slowly pieced together as the issues in the play were bring solved. Miss Pomeroy and Mrs Cook had managed to bring a whole new meaning to the word innovative! Rehearsals and preparations for the show were a chance to meet new people, build new friendships and ‘find’ ourselves as actors, with the performances being a celebration of all our hard work. Whether it was your first or last play with the school, it's fair to say that ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ was an experience that will stay with us forever. See the Rehearsal Trailer Here!
By Grace Capewell, Year 10
Evesham & Pershore Schools Dance Festival Prince Henry’s High School proudly presented the Evesham and Pershore Schools Dance Festival on 25th March 2013 in their prestigious Arts Centre. Around 200 children from schools across Evesham and Pershore shared their dance compositions with each other over the course of the morning. It was a celebration of the fantastic work schools are doing and one of the first schools has now been chosen to perform at the County School Games Day. The Arts Centre was alive with excitement and appreciation throughout the event. It was wonderful to give the children and their teachers some recognition for their wonderful work. Page 26