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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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How to teach Shakespeare: Best ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Book Version for Primary Schools

A Midsummer Nights Dream book story by Andrew Mathews

I think this Orchard adapted story by Andrew Mathews and Tony Ross book is great for Primary schools to get familiar with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Click here for more info But remember ‘ The PLAY is the thing….’

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How teach Shakespeare: Best A Midsummer Night’s Dream Videos for Schools

Shakespeare wrote plays to be listened to and be watched live. He had his audience of up to 2,000 people between one and at most twenty metres away. I don’t think the plays can be truly understood or enjoyed being … Continue reading

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How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare play in a day.

Macbeth picture book by Andrew Mathews illustrated by Tony Ross

This is a great cartoon version from the BBC Animated Tales with the wonderful Brian Cox and Zoe Wanamaker in the leads.   Watch this video on Youtube  How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare play in a day. We … Continue reading

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Curtain Theatre Excavation Prompts Shakespearean Walks And Talks

Archaeologist will draw back the curtain on the remains of Shakespeare’s early play house where Romeo and Juliet were first performed. A trial excavation of The Curtain a few years ago. Photo by MOLA. Read the article here. http://londonist.com/2016/03/shakespeare-events

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Words, Words, Mere Words: Shakespeare Will Goes on Display

shakespeare will goes on display

This one is for the Shakespeare fanatic but still fascinating. It looks at the legal documents signed by the Bard. read the article here.

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How did Shakespeare speak?

How did Shakespeare speak

This is an awesome clip with Michael Rosen on how Shakespeare’s work sounded at the time of being written. It is great as loads of the rhymes make sense and take Shakespeare away from the ‘posh’ accent that sometimes put … 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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“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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