The Perse School

Nosferatu, Ghosts and The History Boys

25 Oct 2013

These are just some of the things our English students have been studying this week!

Yesterday, a group of Lower Sixth English Literature students began their study of gothic literature with a trip to see Nosferatu, the early German expressionist film, as part of National Youth Film Festival. One of them commented, “ The lecture from Trish Sheil and the film analysis from Christopher Frayling helped set the film in context, and helped us understand more about cinematography”.

On Monday 14 October, the Upper Sixth went to see a moving performance at the Mumford Theatre of Ghosts, Ibsen’s great tragedy, as part of their coursework on three linked texts which look at the relationships between men and women, particularly in the 19th century.

Our Year 11 students enjoyed a hilarious and thought-provoking evening at Alan Bennett’s The History Boys last week, at the ADC Theatre Cambridge. It was great to see Old Persean Edward Louth as part of the set design crew.

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