During our rehearsals for the first scene of Macbeth we looked closely at the witches. Firstly, we used art to help illustrate the witches’ grotesque appearance and then read different writer’s depiction of the witches to clarify new words that we could use in our own writing. This helped us to produce some excellent descriptions that allowed the characters to come to life. Niamh produced an excellent piece of work that really demonstrated the witches horrifying appearance.
During our initial introduction to Macbeth we learnt that before the play begins Macbeth and Banquo had been defending Scotland from the vicious attack of the Norwegian army. We then imagined that we were Macbeth or Banquo waiting to go into battle upon the barren heath. Kian produced a magnificent description of the battle that really captured the mood and detailed the characters feelings.
Over the last two weeks, 5RA have been incredibly busy rehearsing for our performance of Macbeth. We have used drama and art to inform and inspire our creative writing from writing descriptions of the grotesque witches to envisioning ourselves as Macbeth upon the barren heath.