Aufführung Vienna English Theater
Am 17.10.2023 fand die erste der heurigen Aufführungen des Vienna English Theaters statt. Das Theaterstück für die 7. und 8. Klassen war heuer ein echter Klassiker – Shakespeares Tragödie Macbeth (adaptiert von Clive Duncan). Schülerinnen und Schüler der 7a haben ihre Impressionen zu einer Kritik zusammengetragen:
Morality, politics, and power are the main themes in the tragedy Macbeth, originally written by William Shakespeare. This play tells the story of a thane named Macbeth, who is prophesized to become the king of Scotland in a mysterious encounter with three witches. Seduced by a lust for power and encouraged by his wife, Macbeth attempts to turn the vision into reality. The thane and his wife produce a viscous plan to seize the throne, starting with the murder of the reigning king. As he ascends to kingship, Macbeth’s guilt and paranoia lead to a descent into madness, setting in motion a series of unfortunate events that include betrayals, violence and his eventual downfall.
The play perfectly captures the corrupting influence of power and lies, which can be seen in the character development of Macbeth and his wife. Even though Macbeth was written in the 17th century, the symbolised problems in Shakespeare’s tragedy are just as relevant today. Even nowadays, many heads of states wage wars to expand their countries and often oppress the population brutally.
These difficult issues were brilliantly addressed by the actors, who each had multiple roles to play and were able to convey all the different emotions, so the audience could easily empathize with the characters. Especially the roles of Banquo and Macbeth were performed very well. You were able to get teleported into the world of Macbeth, even though the stage design was minimalistic. The length of the play was spot on and, therefore, also suitable for a younger audience.
All in all, we think that this new interpretation of the play was thrilling, captivating and truly great to watch.Im weiteren Verlauf des Schuljahres folgen die Aufführungen für die 3. + 4. sowie die 5. + 6. Klassen. Wir freuen uns darauf!