Louis Raghunathan in MACBETH with Young Shakespeare Company
Louis Raghunathan will be touring in MACBETH with the Young Shakespeare Company this Autumn.
Louis is one of four actors performing Shakespeare’s mesmerizing story of ambition, guilt, and revenge in a fast-moving fully-costumed interactive production.
The play is brought vividly to life around and among the children, at times including the whole audience to create such dramatic scenes as the meeting between Macbeth and the witches, the royal banquet at which Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost and the thrilling battle in which Macbeth comes face to face with his greatest enemy Macduff.
Throughout the performance, the storyteller enables the children to become actively involved in the play through a carefully structured range of drama and language activities. They are encouraged to explore the motives, thoughts and feelings of the characters, improvising, for example, how Lady Macbeth might try to persuade her husband to carry out the assassination of the King. Volunteers from among the children are also chosen to become individual characters in the story and all the children have the opportunity to speak and enjoy Shakespeare’s words in short, accessible sections.