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. 

The plays are each available for three months, please note the dates next to each title.

The Winter's Tale

Enjoy Michael Morpurgo's The Winter's Tale. Available until 7 May 2021 at 5pm.


BSL interpretation and captions are available. 

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions for Michael Morpurgo, after watching Tales from Shakespeare. You can watch Michael answering some of them in the clips below.



New Literacy resources, created to support the tales can be accessed on our Shakespeare and Literacy Resources page. 

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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