Esplanade Presents

Theatre

McBeat and the Lil' Shake Crew: Reimagining Shakespeare through Rap

An Esplanade Commission
Patch and Punnet x Cherilyn Woo (Singapore)

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre Studio

$23

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Synopsis

Make language acquisition and literary analysis approachable and fun for students through rap. A powerful storytelling medium, students will uncover Shakespeare’s thematic diversity, literary devices and relatability through rap beats and song lyrics.

 

This interactive workshop-in-performance focuses on two main elements—original rap performances and interactive activities. Through this programme, students will get to reimagine the classic story of Macbeth in a contemporary setting.

 

Facilitator-performers will explore the plot, characters and themes of the story, while discussing key literary devices and drawing links to contemporary social contexts, highlighting the adaptability and accessibility of Shakespeare. Set in a collaborative creative environment, students will be given the opportunity to engage in discussions related to the text, and suggest settings or character choices for some of the rap songs.

 

Learning Objectives

 

  • Gain an inspired interest in classical works of literature
  • Foster collaboration and teamwork in creative meaning-making
  • Identify and apply key literary devices used in Shakespeare’s text
Advisory:
Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events.
Recommended Age: Recommended for Secondary students.
Admission Age:
7 and above
Language: English
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Date and Time

5 Jul 2022, Tue

2.30pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

5pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

6 Jul 2022, Wed

2.30pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

5pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

7 Jul 2022, Thu

2.30pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

5pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

8 Jul 2022, Fri

2.30pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

5pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

Tickets and Prices

Standard
Price $23

Schools

(Mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Centralised Institute)

For every 20 student tickets purchased per performance, one complimentary teacher ticket will be issued.

The complimentary offer is only available for purchases made in a single transaction for the same show title.

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SPED Schools

For every 10 student tickets purchased per performance, two complimentary teacher tickets will be issued.

The complimentary offer is only available for purchases made in a single transaction for the same show title.

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Homeschool Groups and International School

To make a booking, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 68288389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.com.

For enquiries, email education@esplanade.com.

Tote Board Arts Grant

All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

All SPED Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 70% of the programme cost.

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.com.

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