12 Aug 2022

Studying Macbeth for the Leaving Cert

THE THEATRE Royal will present its Shakespeare review series on Macbeth at The Watergate at 11am on Friday (Feburary 1).

THE THEATRE Royal will present its Shakespeare review series on Macbeth at The Watergate at 11am on Friday (Feburary 1).

This is the fourth year the Theatre Royal presents its excellent Shakespeare review series following The Lear Review 2010 and The Hamlet Review 2011 and 2012.

The 80 minute production presents key scenes from the play interlaced with an enlightening, linking commentary and is designed to animate and elucidate the play for senior cycle students in the run up to their Leaving Certificate.

The production is designed specifically for the needs of Sixth Year students preparing to sit their exams in June.

The production involves dynamic and experienced actors, accompanied by an on-stage facilitator who will present and explain key scenes, exploring key areas of character, theme and stagecraft.

Directed by Ben Barnes, this is a unique opportunity for teachers and students to combine an authentic theatre experience with their Shakespeare revision.

The production is designed for students but all our patrons are welcome to attend.

Macbeth kills a king to become a king and like many of the dictators across the Arab world today, he embarks upon a campaign of murderous terror to remain in power and this eventually leads to his country into civil war.

The descent into anarchy is mirrored by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s swift decline through murder, guilt, paranoia and arrogance to madness and finally death. Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies.

Tickets are €7.50. For more contact (056) 77 61674 or see

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