For Young People Studying Shakespeare

Explore the Shakespeare Learning Zone and our other resources and opportunities to help you with Shakespeare

Shakespeare Learning Zone


Studying Shakespeare? Then you'll love our new SHAKESPEARE LEARNING ZONE!
Discover loads of facts, videos and in-depth information about Shakespeare's plays.

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Really get to grips with the stories, settings and characters of Shakespeare's plays. Unlock his language using the same techniques our actors use in rehearsals.

Find the RSC on YouTube

Discover the range of videos available on the Shakespeare Learning Zone YouTube Channel

  • Scenes from plays in rehearsal and performance
  • Explanations of key terms like iambic pentameter, antithesis and rhyming couplets
  • Watch our Live Lesson on Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's Life and Times

Who was William Shakespeare? What was life like in Stratford-upon-Avon and London when he was alive?

  • Find out more about original performance conditions
  • Explore more about 17th century London

Google Expeditions

In collaboration with Google Expeditions, we have created a virtual tour of some of the backstage areas at the RSC.

  • Learn about our history
  • Discover what's involved in staging a production
  • Explore some of the many careers backstage

Download the app and select RSC Backstage Pass Expedition

Next Generation Talent Development

Next Generation is our talent development programme

  • Opportunities for talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to explore a career in acting, directing or working backstage.

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