Literature Programmes 2018
NATIONAL THEATRE'S THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME@THE ESPLANADE
This play has taught us about the importance of empathy, and sheds light on an individual with autism spectrum disorder who can be disorientated due to difficulties in communication. Yet, at the same time, it brings about the beauty of how individuals with such disorders have unique strengths as well. In this case, the protagonist, Christopher Boone, is a brilliant individual who is able to think from unique perspectives and excels in the exams.SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK, JULIUS CAESAR
were given the rare opportunity to catch an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius
Caesar. Initially, Shakespeare seemed intimidating and we were expecting to be
bombarded with Elizabethan English. However, we realised that Shakespeare is
still pretty much relevant in this day and age. Despite its complicated plot,
we were able to understand how power can corrupt individuals and how the
pursuit for power can be a messy political affair.
In addition, despite our unfamiliarity with the plot, we gamely participated in the performance when they called for volunteers. It was a once in a lifetime experience as we watch the struggle for power unfold, not as an audience but from the stage itself. Finally, the staging of the play at Fort Canning Park was a unique experience as we appreciate literature come alive under the stars.