West Side Story on Tour Around France

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 04 January 2024 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Lycée

The West Side Story production that has just finished in Paris will be touring to Bordeaux, Lyons, Rouen and Nantes in February and March. A full stage production, it is in English with French surtitles. The musical comedy by Bernstein, Sondheim and Robbins is a reworking of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with the Capulets and … Continue reading “West Side Story on Tour Around France”

Save the Date: West Side Story on Stage

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 May 2023 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Lycée

West Side Story will return to Châtelet in Paris this autumn. Reservations are now open for schools performances and workshops. The musical comedy by Bernstein, Sondheim and Robbins is a reworking of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with the Capulets and Montagues being replaced by rival gangs  in New York. Reservations are now open for a … Continue reading “Save the Date: West Side Story on Stage”

Projet interlangue: Revisitons le mythe de Roméo & Juliette

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 16 February 2023 > Pedagogy

Nous avons travaillé avec nos classes de 4e dans le cadre du projet Numook, organisé par Littérature Jeunesse. Le projet Numook consiste à élaborer un livre numérique original, insérant du texte, des vidéos, des bandes son audio, des illustrations et autres liens hypertextes grâce au site Book Creator, disponible gratuitement et utilisable sans téléchargement, directement … Continue reading “Projet interlangue: Revisitons le mythe de Roméo & Juliette”

Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 September 2022 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

Under the pseudonym Henry Fuseli, Swiss artist Johan Heinrich Füssli, became one of the leading lights of the 19th-century British art world and a popular proponent of Romanticism and the Gothic. His many depictions of Shakespearean scenes, the supernatural, dreams and nightmares are rich food for the imagination. A new exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart … Continue reading “Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli”

Shakespeare’s Women at the Entente Cordiale Cultural Centre

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 11 May 2022 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

The Entente Cordiale Cultural Centre at the Château d’Hardelot, Condette (62) is hosting a season from 12 to 28 May exploring women and gender in Shakespeare’s works. Shakespeare Nights will be filled with characters such as Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice and Juliet through nine theatre pieces and a live film projection of A Midsummer’s Night … Continue reading “Shakespeare’s Women at the Entente Cordiale Cultural Centre”

Branagh’s Belfast

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 14 March 2022 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Lycée

Belfast is the story of nine-year-old Buddy growing up in the Northern Irish capital in a friendly, working-class community until the Troubles brutally disrupt his life in 1969. The film and these activities will help the students discover more about the Northern Irish conflict and its human consequences. It is actor-director Kenneth Branagh‘s most personal film … Continue reading “Branagh’s Belfast”

In the Streets of Belfast

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 04 March 2022 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

Belfast is actor-director Kenneth Branagh‘s most personal film yet. It’s the story of nine-year-old Buddy growing up in Belfast in a friendly, working-class community until the Troubles brutally disrupt his life in 1969. Belfast is set in 1969, when what were called “the Troubles” went from protests to violent riots in the space of a … Continue reading “In the Streets of Belfast”

West Side Story 2021

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 24 November 2021 > Ready to Use

Sixty years after Robert Wise’s award-winning movie, Steven Spielberg’s much awaited remake of West Side Story aims at a much more authentic portrayal of the Puerto Rican protagonists in this Romeo and Juliet-inspired tale of star-crossed lovers in NYC.  We here offer one worksheet but two articles of different levels (B1, B2) so you can … Continue reading “West Side Story 2021”