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Paston College students mash hip-hop, rap and Shakespeare

PUBLISHED: 09:42 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:04 26 February 2019

Paston students mash hip-hop and Shakespeare. Pictures: Paston College

Paston students mash hip-hop and Shakespeare. Pictures: Paston College

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Students from Paston College have been mashing hip-hop, rap and Shakespeare to show the enduring relevance of Julius Caesar.

Paston students mash hip-hop and rap for Julius Caesar. Pictures: Paston CollegePaston students mash hip-hop and rap for Julius Caesar. Pictures: Paston College

Performance studies student Anna Ryan, 18, from Worstead, is playing the lead role of Brutus in the Far East Theatre Company production.

Miss Ryan has also written a rap-style narration to extend the role of Cinna the Poet (‘Sinner’ in this version) to bring a 21st Century urban slant to the play.

She said: “I’ve really enjoyed bringing Shakespeare into a more modern context, both with this production of Julius Caesar and Henry V last year. Hopefully the use of rap and hip-hop can help bring Shakespeare to a wider audience and make it more accessible to people.”

Julius Caesar runs from Tuesday, February 26 to Friday, March 1 in the Griffon Theatre, Paston College. Tickets are £4.50 and booking fee or £5/£3 on the door. Bookings can be made at www.ticketline.co.uk/far-east-theatre-company#tour or call 0844 8889991.

Paston students mash hip-hop and rap for Shakespeare. Pictures: Paston CollegePaston students mash hip-hop and rap for Shakespeare. Pictures: Paston College


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