Year 9 Open Air Theatre
Performing Arts
Wednesday 30th September 2015

Students in Year 9 performed further open-air theatre pieces this week as part of their study of Medieval Mystery and Morality plays.

Mystery plays were Bible stories and there were four or five short mystery plays in each presentation. Clergymen were the actors. Morality plays become very popular with the rise of towns.

Each presentation was broken up and staged all over town. One stage was located right outside the local church. Another scene might be staged in a wagon that was pulled through town. Some scenes were placed in different parts of town and the audience moved from stage to stage.

For this project, Wickersley School became our village and Year 9 audiences followed the actors here, there and everywhere to see their thoughtful morality plays in performance.

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