In our first class, Sam and Zach gave a presentation on Teatr Biuro Podróży's "Macbeth, Who is that Bloodied Man?" They covered the history of the company as well as the history of Macbeth and its cultural importance to Scotland as a nation.
Teatr Biuro Podróży's Macbeth, Who is that Bloodied Man? was a retelling of the Macbeth story through pyrotechnics, physical theater, expressionism, and motorcycles. The show was presented in The Old College Quad and the outdoor setting was pretty vital to the show's energy and effectiveness. The actors stripped the text down into a minimal form and then fold in ambient, appropriate musical performance and effects that produce gut reactions in the audience.
The students definitely seemed to enjoy the show when we had our post-show discussion, and it certainly helped to prepare them for Song of the Goat's Macbeth at Summerhall later in the week. Hayley and Leah gave a pre-show presentation on the show and prepared us for a musical retelling of the Scottish Play fea
Fringe U Interns '12
Zach Blackwood and Samantha Hesslein are juniors in Drexel's EAM program completing volunteer work to fulfill Drexel University's experiential learning requirements.