Thought-provoking BAC Theatre masterpieces

Block 5 BAC Theatre students recently faced the daunting task of performing the final part of their course (devised pieces) to the school and exam moderator in the Olivier Theatre. They responded well to the difficult assignment, creating intricately structured and thought-provoking masterpieces, which addressed complex and sophisticated themes, drawing inspiration from the challenging stimuli in last term’s exhibition The Big No by George Grosz. Each of the six groups worked in the style of either the practitioner Forced Entertainment or Brecht. Not only did the performers demonstrate skillful acting, but they also explored innovative techniques and showed expert playwriting, reflecting the experience that they have gained over the past two years.

By Molly Brooks and Josh Mazas, Block 4

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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.

Cecilia Concert and the Big No (final week)

The Hayward Touring exhibition of George Grosz’s Ecce Homo and Hintergrund (the former in fine facsimile and the latter a rare set of original prints), will run until Saturday 23 November at 1pm in the Gallery. This represents a great opportunity for our community to engage with a major figure in the art and wider cultural history of Europe in the early 20th Century. The annual Cecilia Concert (with its regular collection for Cecily’s Fund) will be given in the Quad at 7.30pm on 27 November and there are tickets available at the time of writing. Please see the website for programme details. For free tickets, please call 01730 711511 or email tickets@bedales.org.uk.

George Grosz

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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.