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Double, double toil and trouble - Casting Lady Macbeth

Digital Workshop

William Shakespeare needs your help. He is casting the ultimate version of his play Macbeth but can’t decide on who to cast as Lady Macbeth! Can your students help?

See session times below to book for your class.

If the advertised times do not suit your class, please contact our Creative Learning team 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Suitable for Years 7 - 10

This program is recommended for stages 4 - 5.

This event is free for Australian schools

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed with web based video conferencing systems. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.

If you are unable to proceed with your booked session, please email us at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com at least two days prior. Bookers who fail to attend on their booked sessions without providing notice may be barred from further bookings.

For full details, please contact our Creative Learning team at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7770. 

This program runs for approximately 45 mins

Schools should be dialed-in 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session. Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Curriculum links

Stage 4

English

EN4-1A

responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

EN4-5C

thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

EN4-7D

demonstrates understanding of how texts can express aspects of their broadening world and their relationships within it

EN4-8D

identifies, considers and appreciates cultural expression in texts

Drama

4.3.1

identifies and describes elements of drama, dramatic forms, performance styles, techniques and conventions in drama

4.3.2

recognises the function of drama and theatre in reflecting social and cultural aspects of human experience

Stage 5

English

EN5-1A

responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

EN5-5C

thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts

EN5-7D

understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

EN5-8D

questions, challenges and evaluates cultural assumptions in texts and their effects on meaning

Drama

5.3.1

responds to, reflects on and evaluates elements of drama, dramatic forms, performance styles, dramatic techniques and theatrical conventions

5.3.2

analyses the contemporary and historical contexts of drama

The shortlist is down to four...

By interviewing each Lady Macbeth, can your students help Shakespeare decide who would be best suited to play this role today?

This hilarious and interactive workshop will immerse your students in the historical context, varying interpretations and themes surrounding the character of Lady Macbeth and bring some fun into studying Shakespeare!

Knowledge of the script and characters will help, but is not essential.

About our Digital Creative Learning program...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment do I need?

Schools can connect through Zoom Conferencing in an internet browser, ideally it is best for you to do so using a conference enabled smart board or laptop however there are a lot of different ways to make your setup work so please contact us if you are unsure. 

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770.

How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.

How can I arrange a test call prior to the session?

Contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com to arrange a test call.

Is Zoom secure? 

Sydney Opera House uses Zoom to deliver its Digital Creative Learning and Creative Leadership in Learning programs. The NSW Department of Education has approved the use of Zoom for all year levels. 

Sydney Opera House maintains an enterprise licence for Zoom and secures its Zoom sessions by using passwords and random meeting IDs. Zoom protects participants’ privacy by letting them blur out everything in the camera’s field of view, except themselves. Sydney Opera House does not record these sessions through Zoom’s built-in recording feature or through other means except with participants’ consent. 

To interact with Sydney Opera House using Zoom you need to either know the password for that specific session, or have the meeting link with the embedded password

 

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

Should you discover that the time or date you have previously booked is not suitable, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Please note that as these sessions have limited places, if you are unable to attend you place can be opened up to another school. Failure to attend without notice can mean you are barred from making further bookings.

 

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs (see the top of the page). We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

How many students can I have participate in the one group?

As the program is interactive, we recommend a maximum of 30 students in one classroom per session.

How many connections does my booking entitle me to?

Each booking entitles you to one connection (meaning that all students will be joining the call from the one space). If you would like to book for multiple classrooms to attend at one time you will just need to make an additional booking and correctly record the number of students in each group.

What if I can't book in for the session I want?

Our interactive workshops have limited spaces and do often book out. However it is always a good idea to contact creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com if you can’t book in for your preferred session as sometimes we are able to make rearrangements to fit you in.

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