DramaCast: watch on demand done. Study guide of second level students.

A study aid for second level students

Produced by An Grianán Theatre in co-production with Workhouse Theatre Co, DramaCast presents scenes from three exam texts: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Philadelphia, Here I Come. Two key scenes from each play are performed by local actors and are accompanied by commentary from Michael Kelly, St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, highlighting what aspects students need to think about when approaching exam questions. In addition, director Iarla McGowan of Workhouse Theatre gives an overview on how to approach drama as a perfomance.

“DramaCast is just what students and teachers need: the ways key scenes in these plays are presented make the characters and ideas real in a way that no classroom can truly do.”

Read more testimonials from teachers and students here.

NB: To watch with subtitles click on the CC logo.
To watch offline you can download the video by clicking on the Vimeo logo and then on the download link.
Download the transcript here.

Part One. Introduction to DramaCast and Macbeth

Duration: 27 mins 33 seconds

Michael Kelly introduces DramaCast, followed by discussion and performances of Act 1 Scene 7, and Act 2 Scene 2 from Macbeth.

Part 2 Romeo and Juliet

Duration: 39 mins 56 seconds

Discussion, director’s notes and performance of Romeo and Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2 and Act 3 Scene 3.

Part 3 Philadelphia, Here I Come

Duration: 31 mins 47 seconds

Discussion and performance of two extracts from Philadelphia, Here I Come.

Extract 1: Kate brings Gar to her parents’ house.

Extract 2: Kate comes to Gar’s house to say goodbye before he leaves for America.

Watch the scenes only

Below you can choose to watch each of the scenes as a standalone video.

Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7

Duration: 6 mins 7 seconds

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2

Duration: 6 mins 26 seconds

Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2

Duration: 9 mins 45 seconds

Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 3

Duration: 10 mins 42 seconds

Philadelphia, Here I Come Extract 1

Duration: 7 mins 50 seconds

Philadelphia, Here I Come Extract 2

Duration: 7 mins 26 seconds

Watch the full video

Duration: 1 hour 38 mins

Watch the complete DramaCast project here:


DramaCast is produced by An Grianán Theatre in co-production with Workhouse Theatre

Megan Armitage – Lady Macbeth, Nurse
Troy Devaney – Senator Doogan, Friar Laurence
Diarmaid Doherty – Gar Public, Romeo
Aoife Lennon – Katie Doogan, Juliet
Patrick McBrearty – Macbeth, Gar Private

Iarla McGowan – Director
Michael Kelly – Creative Director
Karen Quinn – Director of Photography
Set Design – Robert Attewell
Lighting Design – Niall Cranney
Costume Design – AnneMarie Kilfeather
Sound Recording – Peter Rose
Stage Manager – Jude Barriscale
Assistant Stage Manager – Fergal Lonergan
Stage and Technical Assistants -Sammy Asilia, Eunan Curran, Martin Conaghan
Editing: Karen Quinn, Peter Rose & Charlie Joe Doherty
Marketing: Daithi Ramsay & Nicola Burns
Dramacast Logo: Mary Faughnan
Captions: Nicola Burns
Administration: Helene McMenamin, Laura Ferry, Hazel McNiff

From an original concept by Richard Gibson

Producer: Patricia McBride

Filmed using equipment kindly funded by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon Capacity Building Support Scheme

Recorded at An Grianán Theatre in August 2021. All rights reserved.

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