Learning Lines

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

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.

First Encounter

First Encounter  - blog posts from the company of our productions for young audiences. First Encounter aims to give children and young people a vivid and enjoyable first experience of Shakespeare's work.

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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Thoughts on Henry IV, Part I

June 30, 2014
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Last week's schools' broadcast of Henry IV Part I was watched by thousands of students up and down the country. Sheikh and Igla explain what the experience was like for them.

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Henry IV Part I schools broadcast

June 12, 2014
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Last week thousands of pupils from all over the UK tuned in to watch our latest production of Henry IV Part I.

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Training at the RSC

February 27, 2014
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Hannah Uttley has been working with our Education team and the First Encounter production. Here she writes about what she's learnt so far.

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An educational trip to India

February 12, 2014
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Chris White , Associate Practitioner for RSC Education, describes his recent trip to work with teachers and students in India. He learnt a lot.

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Rehearsing The Taming of the Shrew

January 31, 2014
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We asked Rebecca Frecknall, Assistant Director on First Encounter: The Taming of the Shrew, to talk to us about the rehearsal process and how the play is being adapted for younger audiences.

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Feedback from teachers and students

December 5, 2013
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Find out what teachers and students thought about the live to schools broadcast of Richard II last month.

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What's all the fuss about?

November 7, 2013
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In this blog post, Jacqui O'Hanlon hands over to Bella, a 13-year-old student who wants to tell us why she thinks that Shakespeare is worth all the fuss.

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Should we be expecting excellence instead of measuring it?

October 22, 2013
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Jacqui O'Hanlon reports back from her travels to The Ohio State University where she was leading a professional development course with teachers - and found more similarities than differences with the UK.

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