HBS Students Perform at the V Hispanic Theatre Festival 2017
On Tuesday 3rd October, our Year 13 Spanish students performed a scene from Yerma, one of the twentieth century rural tragedies by the prolific Spanish playwright, Federico García Lorca at North London Collegiate School. Fifteen other schools entered the competition, which celebrated its fifth year this year. It is the first event of its kind created for the enjoyment of learning Spanish through theatre. The girls are studying Lorca as part of their A Level studies, but this particular play was new to them.
Our students gave an eloquent performance of the scene of the washerwomen (las lavanderas), set in an Andalusian village in Spain just before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Their execution of these repressed characters was sublime, managing to juggle a great number of lines with an Andalusian accent, as well as delivering a number of parts in chorus, in the Classical Greek tragedy style. Competition was fierce, but the girls did themselves and the HBS community proud. They worked extremely hard and with high spirits during a very busy part of term. My sincere thanks and congratulations go to all the girls who took part, as we could not have entered without everyone being on board. Well done to all of you!
H Ross, Head of Spanish