Activities

The Comedy of Errors (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 Comedy of Errors (2009/10)
The activities in this free teachers' pack are inspired by the rehearsal room process for the Young People's Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors directed by Paul Hunter.

They have been designed with KS3 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages.

Activities explore:
- Performing a back-story
- Confusion
- Creating the twins
- Using music to set a scene
- Script-writing
- Cross-curricula activities
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Using images
Use these photo galleries to compare three different RSC productions of The Comedy of Errors.
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 (2005) »
Production photo gallery (1996) »
Production photo gallery (1976) »

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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