'Macbeth' performance is a winner for Soham Village College students

PUBLISHED: 14:36 13 October 2016

Soham Village College students who wowed judges with their performance of 'Macbeth'.

Soham Village College students who wowed judges with their performance of 'Macbeth'.

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A theatrically talented group of Soham Village College students have been awarded for their performance of 'Macbeth'.

The group, made up of 11 people, impressed judges Dr Craig Bourne and Dr Emily Caddick Bourne from the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Humanities after staging an ‘exciting and highly innovative version’ of the Shakespearean classic.

The project, which was open to schools, came from an interest in the range of philosophical questions raised by artistic adaptation – such as what makes stories and characters the ‘same’ across originals and adaptations, what makes an adaptation truthful or authentic to an original, and how adaptations can enhance, abandon or subvert the ethical messages of originals.

Each of the 11 winners received a trophy and book vouchers earlier this month.

Peter Hedge, head of performing arts, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our talented students.”

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