Activities

The Tempest (2012)
The activities in this free teachers' pack are inspired by the rehearsal room process for the 2012 What Country Friends Is This? Season, including Twelfth Night and The Tempest directed by David Farr and The Comedy of Errors directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi.

Activities explore:
- Internationalisation and migration
- Themes and ideas from all three plays
- Egeon's speech from The Comedy of Errors
- Storytelling and improvisation

Suitable for: Secondary

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The Tempest (2010)
This free teachers' pack contains classroom activities based on the Little Angel Theatre / RSC production directed by Peter Glanville in 2010.
The activities were designed with KS2 children in mind, but can be adapted for other ages.
The pack includes information and activities on:
- Background & the story
- Back-story
- The island
- Caliban
- Ariel
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Using images
Use these photo galleries to compare different RSC productions of The Tempest.
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 (2006) »
Production photo gallery (1993) »
Production photo gallery (1982) »

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

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