A blog for A Level English Language students and teachers. Started in south London, continued in Essex.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Acting like a bardboy
This article in today's Evening Standard tells us about a new version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar which is being performed by a cast of young actors in London. Not exactly much news there you might think, but what's piqued the interest of the Standard is the fact that part of the script adapts the words of the bard (Shakespeare to you and me) and renders them in "street slang". Oh and the play is being rebranded as the "ultimate knife crime". D'ya get me?
Cue righteous indignation from some Evening Standard readers and probably a couple of letters in tomorrow's edition.
+++stop press+++ SFX students are actually involved in this play, so if I may "big you up" that would be splendid+++stop press+++