Strode News

08/12/11 - Can we be 'Good' in a 'Bad' Society?
Strode News

Performing Arts students from Strode College showed off their acting skills last week, performing the Bertolt Brecht play 'The Good Person of Szechwan' in the College's studio theatre. 

Charmaine Bray, Strode's Performing Arts Lecturer said: "Although written in the 1940's the play had some relevant messages for today in that it asks if it is possible to lead a 'good' life in a 'bad' society.  We presented the play in true Brechtian style with performers narrating the actions of other actors, like an eye-witness who is aware of the audience. The cast were on stage throughout and the setting was minimal, with some students playing several roles including dress and furniture! Our students did a great job performing in this style which is different to anything they have done before."

Photo: Good acting from Strode performers Josh Robinson of Wells, Ellen Ramsay of Wookey, Billie Cureton and Lewis Edge of Wincanton and Sophie Coombes of Wells.