School Incursions

The Merchant of Venice

Sydney (HSC Version)

About the incursion

Linked with HSC Unit Module: Text and Human Experiences    

Honouring the text with rich, multifaceted performances this session connects students to the anomalies, paradoxes and inconsistencies in human behaviour and motivations. Between scenes we deep dive into character, Shakespeare’s language and the original context and explore how adjusting this context, playing with purpose, stylistic and grammatical features and form impacts the human experience. This session is pure gold for HSC students.


Focus

Between scene discussion learning focus:

  • Context and historical background
  • Appropriation
  • Characterisation
  • The women of the play
  • Themes of racism, appearance, justice, loyalty
  • Parent/child relationships
  • Drawing comparisons
  • Plot structure
  • Shakespeare as a writer of comedy
  • Shakespeare’s language styles and how they inform character and drive the story

How to Book

There are two options:

Download a booking form and return the form via email to schools.nsw@shakespeareaustralia.com.au
OR
click here and fill in the online form.

Our staff will contact you to confirm your booking and provide a deposit invoice within 7 days.If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to email us or call our office on 02 9011 7704

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How to Book

Please complete this booking form.

Our staff will contact you to confirm your booking and provide a deposit invoice within 7 days.If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to email us or call our office on 03 8676 7511

Info and Cost

Available as an online
live-streamed interactive session
or in-person school incursion.

Available for

Sydney (HSC Version)

Duration

1 Hour 30 Mins

Touring

Term 1, week 5 & Term 4, week 3

For bookings outside these dates please contact us

Capacity

200 Students

Cost

$1,200 (max 100. Then $12 each)

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