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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Actors bring Shakespeare to Good Counsel

College last Friday left to right Elliot Moriarthy, Roseanna Purcell, Orla Rafter and Eamonn Owens

AN INNOVATIVE and fresh approach to one of Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedies - Macbeth - was brought to life to students in Good Counsel College last Friday.

Fifth and sixth year students were treated to a performance of Macbeth by Boil in the Bag Productions - a company that was founded by Orlaith Rafter of Fair City fame and Eamonn Owens who starred in The Butcher Boy.

'It was a great success to have a fresh, engaging and highly entertaining production of a Shakespearean drama in Good Counsel,' said teacher Mags Cushen.

' They really brought students' understanding to a new level,' she added.

A combination of using traditional and modern takes on the text, combined with innovative film projected on the background ensured that the boys were well entertained. The modern rap section of the production had the lads rolling in the aisles of the school's church.

'It is great that in current times students can get to see a production of such quality in their own campus,' added Mags.

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