English Literature Visit to the Rose Theatre
On Thursday 25th February, Year 12 English Literature students and half of the English Department teaching staff visited the Rose Theatre at Bankside to view a production of Hamlet.
The English department particularly supports the Rose Theatre as it is built upon the archaeological remains of Shakespeare's first theatre: The Rose. It is a tiny and unique performing space which tends to create highly memorable performances. The students particularly enjoyed the blankets given to them on arrival. There is no heating; the theatre is, in effect, now in the basement of an office block. The enthusiasm of the volunteers who support the venue also makes it a special visit for the students.