Activities

King Lear (2010)
This free teachers' pack contains classroom activities based on David Farr's 2010 production of King Lear.
They have been designed with KS5 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages.
The activities are:
- Investigating design
- Creating missing scenes
- Exploring staging challenges
Download teachers' pack (PDF 370KB) »

King Lear (2007)
This free teachers' pack contains classroom activities based on Trevor Nunn's 2007 production of King Lear.
They have been designed with KS3 and KS4 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages.
The activities include:
- Creating a back story
- Interpreting Act 1 Scene 2
- Exploring the Fool
Download teachers' pack (PDF 500KB) »


Using images
Use these photo galleries to compare different RSC productions of King Lear.
The 'How to...' document lists some topics these images can be used to explore and outlines suggested classroom activities.
The activities have been designed for KS3, KS4 and sixth-form students, but can be adapted for other ages.
How to use image galleries with your students (PDF 37KB) »
Production photo gallery (2007) »
Production photo gallery (1993) »
Production photo gallery (1962) »


There are many more activities on teaching Shakespeare, from introducing the plays to more in-depth explorations of character, relationships and themes, in the RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers.

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