Active teaching of Shakespeare
Active teaching of Shakespeare for English teachers
Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March 2013
The Merchant of Venice and Othello
Clore Learning Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Ideal for: All English teachers KS3+
This course will explore a variety of active approaches for teaching Shakespeare and understanding how his language works.
The days will focus on practical strategies to enable students to make interpretative choices by seeing a play from different characters' points of view. This will include exercises to develop students' appreciation of how images, rhythms, sounds and other aspects of Shakespeare's verse and prose shape the characters and build the world of the play. These activities ensure that students' writing about the texts is more detailed and specific, with stronger personal responses. These adaptations of rehearsal room approaches extend and enrich students' relationships with Shakespeare's work.
Cost: £275 (£250 RSC Education Members)
This cost includes a ticket to the evening production of The Orphan of Zhao on Friday 1 March 2013
'It has been so valuable gaining knowledge from experienced educationalists. I have picked up so many tips and ideas that I can't wait to put into my next teaching session on Shakespeare.'
Teacher participant, 2011
How to book
Call our Education Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 1113. Open 8.30am - 5pm Monday-Friday during term time, it is staffed by education specialists who can answer your questions and take bookings.
Outside these hours, please call 0844 800 1110.
Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online booking form and then email it to us.
Discounted tickets for teachers: When you attend a course in Stratford-upon-Avon, you can buy a ticket for the production showing that night for £12.50 (subject to availability).
RSC Education Membership: Your school can become an RSC Education Member which gives all staff a range of benefits including priority booking for tickets, discounts for education activities and special Members events.
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