Dispatches from Central Africa

Shakespeare Schools Festival - Malawi

The Second Festival - 2018

On Saturday, 1st December, 2018 some two hundred young people and their teachers gathered at Kamuzu Academy to celebrate the second Shakespeare Schools Festival to be held in Malawi.

They represented seven schools and all regions of the country.

Participants performed adapted versions of five plays, three scenes and more sonnets.

Links to the seven videos that record the occasion follow. They comprise an Introduction & Welcome to the Festival and full recordings of all Plays. (Click on the title.)

Sound is not always the best, so you may need to adjust the volume.

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Introduction & Welcome

This video contains speeches of introduction,
welcome and thanks, together with excerpts
from the contributions of all participating schools.

 

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Julius Caesar

All Saints' Mtunthama CDSS

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The Tempest (Part I)

All Saints' Private Primary School

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The Tempest (Part II)

Chimbowe Primary School

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A Shakespeare Medley

Kamuzu Academy (Website)

Scenes from Julius Caesar, Macbeth and
A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Romeo & Juliet

Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (Website)

 

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Macbeth

Marymount Catholic Secondary School (Website)

 

This was an extraordinarily full and successful day. Many thanks and Congratulations to all involved!

 

The Directors' report on the Festival is available here (.pdf).