Wednesday 8 May 2013

Leading Actress Visits The Boker

Third year students of Wexford CBS were recently privileged to a visit from UK Actress and teacher/director at RADA Alison Skilbeck (Sherlock Holmes, Midsomer Murders, Dr. Who and Polly from The Archers). She teaches in the most famous acting school in the world RADA where Ralph Fiennes and Alan Rickman, Anthony Hopkins,  and Brendan Gleeson are amongst the alumni - she is also on the admissions panel for only 28 places where over 4000 apply- so a good woman to know for any students who wish to pursue acting careers. Miss Skilbeck specialises in Shakespeare and she gave the students some insight into the characters and language of Shakespeare as well as going through some of the key scenes in ‘The Merchant of Venice’. A number of the boys came up to give some stirring performances whilst being directed by Miss Skilbeck, and certainly gained some invaluable information and insight to help them prepare for their upcoming Junior Cert exam this June. Overall it was a great honour to have an actress like Alison come to our school, and work with the lads.

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