The Tyques Shakespeare Challenge for Schools
The Tyques Shakespeare Challenge for Schools
ON DEMAND FROM PARTICIPANTS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30, 2017.
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” William Shakespeare in As You Like It
There is much to be learnt from both drama and Shakespeare. This year when the world is commemorating his 400th death anniversary, it is stunning to note that the Bard of Avon still remains relevant and much admired. In a modest tribute, The Tyques has formulated a national, online challenge for Shakespearean drama.
Do check out the details. Various prizes to be won.
Prizes on offer
- First prize: Rs 5,000
- Second prize: Rs 2,500
- The winning school will get a drama appreciation workshop during the year sponsored by The Tyques
The winners will also get a special gift hamper, courtesy Scholastic India.
Last date for submission: January 30, 2017
COMPETITION ELIGIBILITY & RULES
1) The participants should be studying in India
2) S/he should be above the age of ten years and up to 16 years i.e. S/he must be in a student of Class VI to Class X of a registered school
3) Following the instructions, the student team will need to upload their piece of work. To ensure the integrity and fairness of the competition, the student must get the submission vetted by the school authorities—principal or identified subject teacher
5) The competition fee if applicable must be fully paid for the submission to be considered valid. The fees is non refundable
6) An eminent jury hand-picked from the theatre and academic circles will assess the competition entries. The winners will be decided and announced within a fortnight of the closing date. The decision of the jury will be final and will not be contested in any fashion
7) The winning entries entries can be used by the management for publication or promotional purposes. By participating in the competition the students and the schools agree to abide by these rules of the competition
8) This competition is NOT open for individuals. Only schools and groups can participate.
So go ahead and try your luck and test your creative juices against the best in the country in a truly national competition. Register and login on The Tyques website to access the dashboard and participate in the competition.
TOPIC, RULES & RUBRICS
Students in Class VI to X as part of school teams are invited to participate in a video contest where a school team of 4-5 members (including the narrator) enact a key scene from one of the great Shakespearean tragedies – Othello, Macbeth or Hamlet – in 2-5 minute video.
- Original Shakespearean language to be used
- The scenes selected should bring out the essence of the play
- The length of the video should not exceed the prescribed time limit
The video will be judged on the basis of the following criteria
Voice: The actors should be heard well, neither speaking too fast nor too slow. The pronunciation and articulation should be clear
Characterisation: Is the physical action, reactions and the lines they deliver are the characters believable and appropriate for the play?
Ensemble: Was there a sense of a well-rehearsed performance where the actors are comfortable with the material of the play?
Timing: Were the actors effective in picking up the cues? Did they vary the pace to build up the drama?
Overall presentation: Did the actors convey the overall mood of the play?
Production values: Stage, costume, props etc.
Overall the quality of the acting and the understanding of the material will be given precedence over production values.
Rajesh Jala: Kashmir-born and Delhi-based documentary film maker, Rajesh Jala is well known for his documentary films. His soul-searing documentary Children of the Pyre based on children working in the funeral ghats of Varanasi won the best documentary award at the Montreal Film Festival. Rajesh has also worked on numerous shows in the television format with channels such as National Geographic Channel.
Meenakshi Bana: Head of the departments of Languages & Academics, Meenakshi is a senior member of the management team at Bluebells School International. A doctorate in English, she spent over 30 years with Mount Saint Mary’s School in key positions. A yoga and meditation enthusiast, Meenakshi’s columns have been published in the leading national dailies. If there is anything that brings a twinkle to her eyes, it is the intricacies of language and expression.
Swaroopa Ghosh: Noted theatre professional who has not just acted in some of the most talked off productions of the last two decades but also has directed plays especially for children. She currently works with British School and as a film actor was last seen in Piku.
Anukta Ghosh: Anukta is an Associate Editor at Scholastic India, known for its school book clubs and book fairs. She has M.A. and M.Phil degrees from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has worked on various fiction and non-fiction titles in her eventful career. She is actively involved in sports, has attended camps in and outside the state, is fond of travelling, reading, and collecting films made all over the world.
To get any other details of the competition please do get in touch with at firstname.lastname@example.org
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