Shakespeare Teachers' Packs

Lance and Mossup (2014)

The resource packs listed below have been written using rehearsal room techniques and offer insights into each particular production. They have been designed to help with lesson plans and activities. Click on the production to download the PDF.

The packs are often supported by information and video clips from our past productions in our Explore section.
Use our Resource bank as an easy way to navigate this material.

You will find image galleries from many past productions which can be a rich classroom and research resource - download our guide:
How to use image galleries with your students (PDF 37KB) 

Antony and Cleopatra
2013 (Tarell McCraney) KS3-4 
2010-2011, directed by Michael Boyd

All's Well that Ends Well
2013 (Nancy Meckler) for KS3-5

As You Like It
2013 (Maria Aberg) for KS3-5

The Comedy of Errors
2012 (Amir Nizar Zuabi) for KS3 and above
(This pack covers the 2012 RSC productions of The Comedy of ErrorsTwelfth Night and The Tempest.)
2009 Young People's Shakespeare (Paul Hunter) for KS2 and above

Hamlet 
2010, Young People's Shakespeare (Tarell Alvin McCraney) for KS2 and above
2008, stage production and film (Gregory Doran) for KS3 and above

Henry IV Parts 1 & 2
2014 (Gregory Doran) for KS3 and above - Part 1 Teachers' Pack
2014 (Gregory Doran) for KS2 - Part 1 Primary Teachers' Pack
2014 (Gregory Doran) for KS2 and above - Part 1 Last Minute Guide
2014 (Gregory Doran) for KS3 and above - Part 2 Teachers' Pack
2014 (Gregory Doran) for KS2 - Part 2 Primary Teachers' Pack
2014 (Gregory Doran) for KS2 and above - Part 2 Last Minute Guide

Julius Caesar
2012 (Gregory Doran) - Background pack, for KS2 and above
2012 (Gregory Doran) - Activities pack, for KS2 and above
2009-11 (Lucy Bailey) for KS3 and above
2006 (Sean Holmes) for KS3 and above

King Lear
2012 First Encounter (Tim Crouch)
2010-11 (David Farr) for KS5 and above
2007 (Trevor Nunn) for KS4 and above

Macbeth
2011 (Michael Boyd) for KS3 and above

Measure for Measure
2011 (Roxana Silbert) - Activity pack for KS5
2011 (Roxana Silbert) - Research pack for KS5
2011 (Roxana Silbert) - Interview pack for KS5

The Merchant of Venice
2011 (Rupert Goold) for KS3 and above

The Merry Wives of Windsor
 2012 (Phillip Breen) - Background, interviews and activities for KS3 and above

A Midsummer Night's Dream         
2011 (Nancy Meckler) for KS3 and above

Much Ado About Nothing
2012 (Iqbal Khan) - Activity pack for KS2 and 3 and above
2006 (Marianne Elliott) for KS3 and above

Richard II
2013 (Gregory Doran) Preparing for the Broadcast
2013 (Gregory Doran) for KS3 and above - Pack 1
2013 (Gregory Doran) for KS3 and above - Pack 2
2013 (Gregory Doran) for KS3 and above - Pack 3
2013 (Gregory Doran) for KS2 - Primary Pack
2013 Broadcast Production Diary Guide
2013 Broadcast Question Guide

Richard III
2012 (Roxana Silbert) for KS3 and above
2007 (Michael Boyd) for KS3 and above

Romeo and Juliet
2010-11 (Rupert Gould) for KS3 and above
2008 (Neil Bartlett) - The balcony scene (for KS3 and above)
2008 (Neil Bartlett) - Language (for KS3 and above)

The Taming of the Shrew
2014 First Encounter (Michael Fentiman) for KS2 and above
2012 (Lucy Bailey) for KS3 and above
2011 First Encounter (Tim Crouch) for KS2 and above

The Tempest
2012 (David Farr) for KS3 and above
(This pack covers the 2012 RSC productions of The Comedy of ErrorsTwelfth Night and The Tempest.)
2011 (Peter Glanville) for KS2 and above
This production in collaboration with Little Angel Theatre combined puppetry, songs, live music and storytelling.

Twelfth Night
2012 (David Farr) for KS3 and above
(This pack covers the 2012 RSC productions of The Comedy of ErrorsTwelfth Night and The Tempest.)
2009 (Gregory Doran) for KS4 and above

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
2014 (Simon Godwin) for KS3 and above

What country, friends, is this?
2012 for KS3 and above
This pack covers the 2012 RSC productions of The Comedy of ErrorsTwelfth Night and The Tempest.

The Winter's Tale
2013
2013 (Lucy Bailey) - Activity pack for KS3 and above
These two sound files accompany the 2013 activity pack:
Lancashire accent inspiration - 1 (mp3 4MB)
Lancashire accent inspiration - 2 (mp3 2MB)
Resources for past productions
2009-11 (David Farr) for KS3 and above 
2006 (Dominic Cooke)

 

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