Category Archives: Shakespeare for schools

How to Teach Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

BBC Animated Tales Romeo and Juliet. I love this soft Botticelli style which makes the connections with Tudor theatre being our renaissance art revolution. Watch the video here.

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Shakespeare Certificate of Performance

If you have completed a Shakespeare in a Suitcase Tale, congratulations on putting on your play. We hope you had fun and enjoyed the magical story that was told. Click here to get the bigger image

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What Was Shakespeare’s Theatre Like?

“There is only one way to experience Shakespeare’s plays and that is live, you have to feel them as an audience or as a performer. This is the best way to understand them. We provide these resources ideas as possible … Continue reading

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BBC Education The life of Shakespeare

“There is only one way to experience Shakespeare’s plays and that is live, you have to feel them as an audience or as a performer. This is the best way to understand them. We provide these resources ideas as possible … Continue reading

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Life of Shakespeare

  This is a good listen. It explores Shakespeare as the genius from the midlands and clears the ideas of the plays being written by someone else. Enjoy. Listen here.

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In defence of Shakespeare’s difficult bits Tom Sutcliffe

In defence of Shakespeares difficult bits Tom Sutcliffe

Reading this article by Tom Sutcliffe I agreed and then thought well, we actually adapt the plays to introduce them to children!? Our hope is, I suppose, that once they understand the fun of the plays as theatre shows they … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Late Plays – Recorded at the Globe’s Playhouse

Shakespeares Late Plays

Andrew Marr presents a special edition of Start the Week, celebrating the later life and works of William Shakespeare. Recorded at the Globe’s candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the actor Simon Russell Beale and Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole discuss the late … Continue reading

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The Shakespeare Algorithm

Shakespeare in schools Algorithm

Here is an interesting article from The New Yorker by Alastair Gee. The original article is here. In 1727, a writer and editor named Lewis Theobald was preparing to unveil “Double Falsehood,” a tragicomedy that he said was based on … Continue reading

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“Make trivial price of serious things we have”

Sometimes I like to allow myself to be distracted by things vaguely related to the work I am supposed to be doing. Often the distraction takes the form of interesting facts about Shakespeare. I find it very satisfying, for example, … Continue reading

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Knock Knock. Who’s There?

Everytime I work with the words of Shakespeare I am astounded about how often you find bits of Shakespeare in everyday life. Whether these idioms were coined by Shakespeare or simply written down by him, his influence is astounding. Ever … Continue reading

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