It started with a performance of the play that shall not be named and ended with 90 children knew deep in Elizabethan clothing templates.
Our Year six students started by studying the great Scottish play as part of their literacy learning and then went on to do some character sketches in their art lesson- drawing out (literally) the character's different personalities. From here the children got really creative-- they examined Elizabethan clothing, patterns, prints and styles; they looked at the different depictions of Macbeth characters both in print and on stage. The children went on to combine all of this research to start designing their own Macbeth puppets.
|Stuffing the face and body.|
|Adding detail to the face.|
|Constructing the outfits.|
|Dressing the puppets.|
There were lots of possible ways we could have gone even further with this project: directing a puppet show reenactment, dressing a set, green screen animation and much more.
STEM Team Lead
Dulwich Hamlet Junior School