Echuca College students are busy preparing their new production, macbeth.com, which will be on at the Paramount from Wednesday, August 27, to Friday, August 29.CHLOE PICKARD August 11, 2014 3:02am
At the rehearsal on the weekend were (from left) Reba Brown (Lady Macbeth), Bethany Young (porter), Tarika Oosthuizen (Macbeth), Isaac Duffy (King Duncan), Adelle King (Malcolm), Zali McKee (Angus), Courtney Johnson (soldier), Maegan Johnson (Macbeth one), Jess Wills (murderer), Sarah Kaddissi (Macduff), Finlay Duffy (Hecate) and Sarah Hercott (witch).
Echuca College students are busy preparing their new production, macbeth.com, for the stage.
Actors and crew, ranging from year 7 to 12, have put the final touches on the production, which students started working on in November.
Echuca College drama teacher and play director Terry Muller said the biggest challenge had been making the film components of the play and incorporating different media, such as dance and music.
‘‘We’ve used a lot of modern technology to make the same point as Shakespeare made about power and ambition and greed,’’ he said.
He felt the cast of 66 students had enjoyed learning about the play.
‘‘I think they’ve liked getting their head around what the original concept was I didn’t make it a Shakespearan teaching exercise,’’ he said.
‘‘But just as we’ve worked through it they’ve understood the motivations of the main character and what’s going on, I think they’ve enjoyed that.’’
Lead actress, Tarika Oosthuizen, 16, had not expected to land the main role of MacBeth when she auditioned.
‘‘I love drama and I love acting and that’s what I want to do in the future,’’ she said.
macbeth.com is on from Wednesday, August 27, to Friday, August 29, at the Paramount Theatre.
Tickets are available from the college or the Paramount on the night.
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