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French drama showcase

Last week, all students from Year 2 to Year 6 took part in a French drama showcase in the Main Hall at Hampton Court House. The programme was very varied and the students performed and recited work by many different artists and writers including Molière, Feydeau and Gripari. The art of mime was demonstrated through the work of Charlie Chaplin. The aim of the evening was for the students to showcase work they have studied in their French drama lessons this year where they have explored the genre of comedy throughout the history of French drama. Every one of the students took to the stage during the event. Some students also got involved in the stage management.

Years 5 and 6 were asked to write about their experience not only of being involved in the showcase but also studying French drama at HCH. Sebastian in Year 5 said, “drama lessons have helped me a lot. They have made me more confident about speaking aloud to other people. They have also improved my French skills and the lessons are fun and enjoyable. On the day [of the showcase] I was a bit nervous but I overcame it. I did it and it was fun!”

Alex in Year 6 wrote about the showcase he said, “the drama showcase was full of different plays, which made it entertaining for the parents and I was amazed how the students memorised all those lines.”

And Sam in Year 6 wrote about his experience of stage management, he said, “I enjoyed being a prop guy because I ran across the stage and was responsible for all the props.” Students in Year 7 also got involved with the stage management, Alexi and Bruno said, “we thought it was a great experience to help out with the technical team. We got a chance to learn about what happens backstage and how all the lighting and music works.”

French drama gala programme Drama showcase 2016 programme pdf