Tag Archives: Shakespeare for schools
Exit Burbage: Shakespeare muse?
This fantastic look at the leading actor who worked with Shakespeare throughout his writing career. Burbage is the first to play Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello Lear et al. He must of been so flexible and it shows me that creating theatre … Continue reading
Who Was Shakespeare?
There is very little evidence left of the life of William Shakespeare. What we do know is that Shakespeare was not upper class, or a university graduate and was from a small provincial town. This has lead certain people to … Continue reading
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
How to teach Shakespeare: Best ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Book Version for Primary Schools
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….’
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
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
Words, Words, Mere Words: 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.
Shakespeare’s Late Plays – Recorded at the Globe’s Playhouse
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