Block 5s enjoy Shakespeare

Block 5 English Literature students recently went to see Guildford Shakespeare Company’s take on Othello at the Holy Trinity Church on Guildford High Street. Interestingly, the Company chose to set their version of Othello in the context of the Cold War – 400 years after its original setting in Venice – cleverly mirroring the sense of paranoia and dishonesty which characterises the play. The performance was thoroughly enjoyable, and the audience was fully able to engage with the cast and the plot, due to the innovative stage setting which put the crowd right in the action.

By Charlie Milliken, Block 5


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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