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  • The Croft Preparatory School

    The Croft Preparatory School (Technology Group): Reflections on Shakespeare

    Shakespeare is synonymous with images of shipwrecks, islands and wooded glades.  Here the ship, carrier of hope or despair, fortune or misfortune, is depicted in life's stormy sea.  A tree, perhaps from the Forest of Arden, bears leaves inscribed with play titles.  Sheltering beneath is a deer, possibly Shakespeare's reason for leaving Stratford.  The book represents the legacy of words he gave to our language.  Mirrored images stand for the concept of doubling and twins, a frequently explored theme.  As we reflect, we see ourselves.  Shakespeare gives something to us all. 

  • Hannah Hillier - Croft
  • Cameron Carr - Croft
  • Hillcrest School and Community College

    Hillcrest School and Community College (Kirsty Shaw): A Midsummer Night's Dream

    I based my idea upon the character Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream.  I decided to draw the background with water colour pencil, picturing a fairy sitting next to a tree in the middle of the night.  For her wings I cut pieces of card with spaces to put quotes from the play into.  I added these because words are very important, as well as art, to express yourself.  I also used stitches on one of the wings; this is to show that if something is broken, it can be stitched back together again.

  • Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

    Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre: Amore Vietato ('Forbidden Love')

    This piece represents the strong relationship between Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. It shows the burning 'Forbidden Love' that the two had for each other. The decaying love notes that lie in the background are similar to those I found on one of my travels to Verona, Italy, placed in the archway leading up to Juliet's statuette and balcony.  The worn, decorated mask in the foreground represents the dramatic storyline about the star-crossed lovers created by William Shakespeare.

  • Kings Caple Primary School

    Kings Caple Primary School (KS1): A Midsummer Night's Dream

    After reading and acting out A Midsummer Night's Dream we decided to create a picture of the woods.  Black and yellow tissue paper has been used to create the night sky.  We agreed that the story was about love, and the children made red hearts to show that. There were several characters in the story but their favourite was Bottom. You can see him in the front hiding behind the tree. They enjoyed the magic in the story and represented this with glitter.

  • Longlevens Junior School

    Longlevens Junior School (Creative Intervention Group): Wool of Bat and Tongue of Dog

    After reading and acting out A Midsummer Night's Dream we decided to create a picture of the woods.  Black and yellow tissue paper has been used to create the night sky.  We agreed that the story was about love, and the children made red hearts to show that.  There were several characters in the story but their favourite was Bottom. You can see him in the front hiding behind the tree.  They enjoyed the magic in the story and represented this with glitter.

  • Rugby High School

    Rugby High School (Year 11): Juliet's Wall of Love

    In the summer I went to Verona and visited Juliet's balcony. The entrance to the courtyard is covered in letters to Juliet and is a very inspiring place full of emotion. This photograph captures some of the notes.

  • Welford on Avon Primary

    Welford on Avon Primary (Hannah Hillier): The Dim Light

    My picture is about William Shakespeare when he's just about to write one of the many plays he wrote.  I chose The Comedy of Errors because I've just seen it in The Courtyard in Stratford-upon-Avon on a school trip.

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