RSC Education is working in partnership with seven Dulwich College International Schools across Asia.

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The collaboration includes a wide variety of opportunities for students aged 10 to 18 years of age to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare’s works through using tried and tested strategies from the RSC’s rehearsal rooms.

The first year programme will include residencies by RSC artists, tailored student workshops access to our online resources; access to performances in the UK and Asia; and culminates in student performances across the Dulwich College International (DCI) network.

“Visual and Performing Arts are central to a Dulwich education. I am excited that we have been able to develop this partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, one of the world’s leading and most renowned theatre companies. It adds an extra, valuable dimension to our students’ learning taking it beyond the confines of the classroom.” Fraser White, executive chairman and founder of DCI.

In addition to student activities, there is a structured, residential programme of Professional Development for Drama and English teachers across the Dulwich network supported by online resources. In future years, activities will include student residencies in the UK, writing and producing plays, workshops around other aspects of performance and stagecraft, and more professional learning elements for teachers.

Both DCI and RSC Education hope to extend and open workshops to local schools in the various cities to create performance pieces, which in China might be in both English and Chinese.

DCI schools participating in the first year are Dulwich College Shanghai, Dulwich College Beijing, Dulwich College Suzhou, Dulwich College Seoul, Dulwich College Singapore, Dulwich International High School Suzhou and Dulwich International High School Zhuhai.

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