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August 22, 2014

Othello announced for 2015 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank

 

The study of Shakespeare can be considered inaccessible, difficult or irrelevant, the project provides young people with an exciting learning experience outside the classroom, to help improve their understanding of Shakespeare’s text and directly impact achievement inside the classroom. Each year Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank offers free tickets to a full-scale Shakespeare production at the Globe to every state secondary school in London. In 2015, free tickets will also be offered to selected schools in Birmingham. Globe Education will stage Othello from 26 February to 21 March next year.


Globe Education’s bold productions have been praised for their edgy interpretation, appealing to teenagers whilst retaining Shakespeare’s own language and without being dumbed-down. Over the last eight years well over 97,000 students have seen a production and many more have had access to the extensive online resources on the dedicated website that stands alone for those unable to travel to the Globe. Next year’s play, Othello, raises many themes to which young people will relate such as friendship, misogyny, envy, jealousy, racism, and honour. Deutsche Bank employees will also be able to experience the production; tickets sales, which raise funds to support the project, will commence in December.


Lareena Hilton, Global Head of Brand Communications and Corporate Citizenship, said “Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank not only offers thousands of young people their first taste of a live Shakespeare performance but also provides online learning support for both teachers and students, as part of this comprehensive education programme. The project helps young people to engage with their studies, supporting them to achieve their potential inside the classroom and inspiring them to raise their aspirations outside.” 


Patrick Spottiswoode, Director, Globe Education, said, “After previous Globe Education productions London teenagers have told us they want more Shakespeare.  The positive response of both students and teachers to The Merchant of Venice last year led us to choose Othello – another bold choice - enriching and broadening the experience of Shakespeare for 11 to 16 year olds. Thanks to Deutsche Bank’s support we will be offering free tickets to every state secondary school in London and, in 2015, extending the offer to selected schools in Birmingham.”

 


To read more about Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank click here

To find out about possible client entertainment opportunities at the employee performance please email borntobe.uk@db.com



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