Shakespeare’s Humour comes alive at Tile House Mansion

Shakespeare’s Humour comes alive at Tile House Mansion

On Tuesday 21st March, Year 8 pupils used the beautiful grounds of Tile House Mansion as a backdrop for their scenes from William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The scene involved Sir Toby convincing Cesario to duel with Sir Andrew Aguecheek, who ‘attends thee at the orchard-end’. Given the apt surroundings of the Mansion, pupils were able to make the dialogue really come alive. Following this rehearsal time, they will film their scenes before writing an essay on how to draw humour out of Shakespeare’s language. By allowing them to play with language in a practical way, they are less likely to struggle with it as they study his plays in later years. 

Mrs K Exarheas

Teacher of English

Acting Head of Tile House Mansion