Tales From Shakespeare

Watch Michael Morpurgo's Tales from Shakespeare, read and performed by RSC actors. Available on demand for schools

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Based on Michael Morpurgo's new book Tales from Shakespeare, these special events for schools introduce students to some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays including Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest. The stories are told by both Michael himself and members of our acting company and can be accessed here. 

New plays will be added throughout January and February, releasing at 10am each Friday and will be available for three months. .

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Enjoy Michael Morpurgo's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Available until 9 April 2021.


BSL interpretation and captions are available.

Romeo and Juliet

Enjoy Michael Morpurgo's Romeo and Juliet. Available until 16 April 2021.


BSL interpretation and captions are available.

The Tempest

Enjoy Michael Morpurgo's The Tempest. Available until 23 April 2021.


BSL interpretation and captions are available.


New Literacy resources, created to support each of the tales  will be available from February 2021.

The following supporting resources will also help students prepare to watch Tales from Shakespeare and offer some ideas for follow up work.

  • Home Learning with the RSC - a catalogue of materials and ideas for those home schooling or setting work to be completed remotely

  • The Shakespeare Learning Zone - a website including short quizzes and interactive introductions to Shakespeare's plays

  • Activity Toolkits - a selection of toolkits, offering short 15 minute activities designed to be completed by Primary and Secondary pupils at home

  • Homework Help - answers to some of your most asked questions, provided by RSC artists and alumni

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