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ALRA 3rd year student Eva Bradley-Williams as Celia in Shakespeare film The Works

BBC's Shakespeare Festival 2016 Shakespeare Lives marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The festival consisted of an extraordinary collection showcasing his work as well as artistic adaptations that manifested in various forms.

One of the highlights of the festival was short film The Works which features ALRA South third year student Eva Bradley-Williams who plays the role of Celia. Famous actor Ralph Fiennes leads the cast in a plot exploring the complexities present in a group of young Londoners.

Written and directed by Elliot Barnes-Worrell, this 15 minute piece set in a Peckham council estate reflects timeless Shakespearean themes and presents dialogue solely made up of the words of Shakespeare based on his entire works. Watch the trailer 

Barnes-Worrell stated that he put the piece together to make Shakespeare more accessible to young people which often view Shakespearean language as alien and irrelevant to them. To rectify this issue Barnes-Worrell plans to give schools across Britain access to his film as well as local communities. For his full interview click here.

We are so proud of Eva for being a part of this fantastic project and we are always delighted to be able to celebrate our students' achievements along with them.


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