Perse students show Spanish style and French flair on stage

Perse students combined acting ability with a love of languages in a showcase of Spanish and French drama.

An 11-strong cast staged an abridged version of 19th Century Spanish writer Jose Zorrilla’s Don Juan Tenorio in the Gallery Studio.

The focus then turned to French with Eleanor Brinsden (Upper Sixth) and Elif Cektir (Lower Sixth) performing a scene from Les Mains Sales by Jean-Paul Sartre and Isabel Beaumont and Gabriella Bedford (both Upper Sixth) portraying a one-act sketch from Samuel Beckett’s work Fragment de Theatre.

Modern foreign languages teacher Hannah Sherry, who helped organise the event, was delighted with how the students engaged with the project, which was held to coincide with the European Day of Languages.

She added: “It was a very relaxed environment for them to perform in, with the emphasis being more on the opportunity to use their languages outside the classroom.”


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