On Tuesday, 19th June, the Year 12 Advanced English class journeyed to Sydney to see the Sport by Jove production of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet". The students have been studying the play as one of their HSC texts.
Director and educator, Damien Ryan, brought his 15 years of acclaimed experience with this 'great story' to an inspiring and passionate new 100-minute production. His interpretation explored loyalty and faithlessness, madness and freedom, and the debts boys owe to their fathers, in a clear, insightful and thrillingly imaginative way.
The students and their teacher, Sue King, thought this was an excellent production and it certainly generated a lot of positive discussion afterwards. An added "thrill" for the students was catching up with some of the actors afterwards - especially Lindsay Harris who played Hamlet.
Thanks must go to Mrs King for organising this very rewarding excursion and Mr Bill Stokes who drove everyone to and from Sydney.
Lachlan McDevitt and Lindsay Farris (Hamlet)