Learning Lines

Our inspirational journey in education to bring young people and Shakespeare closer together.

Hannah Young

Hannah Young  is an actor and educational practitioner. She was a member of the Long Ensemble acting company with the RSC from 2009-2011. She is currently Director Mentor for the Hull schools in our Learning and Performance Network (LPN).

Teacher blogger

Teacher blogger : experiences from some of the teachers who with us, and the impact that they see in their students.

Student blogger

Student bloggers : children and young people speak directly about how they experienced Shakespeare with us.

Jacqui O'Hanlon

Jacqui O'Hanlon  is our Director of Education. She's been an education practitioner for over 20 years working with children and young people of all ages and their teachers.

Chris White

Chris White  is an Associate Practitioner for RSC Education, before which he was assistant director on the Spanish Golden Age Season and director of Trouble and Wonder in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

The Head That Wears a Crown - rehearsal diaries: Day 2

February 26, 2015
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Students at Cottingham High School take the language into their bodies and voices, and build a soundscape.

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The Head That Wears a Crown - rehearsal diaries: Day 1

February 24, 2015
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'Zip Zap Boing' and making a case for war with France. Hannah works with Ganton School, Hull.

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Creating on their feet – the RSC's Resources on Matilda

February 10, 2015
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In clipped, precise syllables, a 10-year-old girl, with military precision, her hands clasped firmly behind her back replies, frowning, 'I'm Mr Spratton and I teach mathematics at this school.'

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The Head That Wears a Crown - the start of a journey

January 23, 2015
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The Head that wears a Crown is a nationwide festival in which over 900 pupils from 50 schools from our Learning and Performance Network will perform scenes from Henry IV Parts I & II and Henry V. Neil Wood is Director of Performance at St Mary's School, Hull, which will take part in the project, together with Hull Truck Theatre.

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Young directors Poppy and Charlie

October 21, 2014
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An experience they never thought they'd have...

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Young directors Charlie and Sam

October 21, 2014
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Charlie and Sam talk about connecting with children with disabilities through theatre.

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Young directors Joe and Laura

October 16, 2014
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Joe and Laura from Stratford-upon-Avon College are working with Year 5 and 6 pupils from Alveston and Bishopton Primary Schools.

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Young directors Hayley and Chris

October 9, 2014
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Student directors Christopher and Hayley from Stratford-upon-Avon College are working on a performance project with RSC practitioners and pupils from local schools, directing scenes from Henry IV Parts I & II and Henry V.

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Our Jacko's' story with Michael Morpurgo

July 18, 2014
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Children from 13 schools in Stratford-upon-Avon, saw their creative writing bought to life on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage as part of an education project led by Michael Morpurgo.

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'I want to know what happens next'

July 10, 2014
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As part of our most recent schools broadcast (of Henry IV Parts I and II), we offered schools and/or students with hearing difficulties the opportunity to watch a BSL signed version of the performance.

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