Register for this new course and gain dynamic directing skills to use in the classroom with your students.

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This two day course will offer teachers a range of strategies and ideas for directing young people in confidently performing and staging Shakespeare. It will provide teachers with techniques that can be used in the classroom, to engage students with Shakespeare's plays.

The focus of the course will be on directing approaches that encourage interpretive choices about character and motivation, through a connection to Shakespeare’s language. It will also give you ideas for staging with large groups, to help in directing students and young people in a school environment.

The course is led by Justin Audibert, RSC director and Artistic Director of The Unicorn Theatre. As directing is at the heart of the RSC’s work, Justin will consider the role of the director, ensemble approaches to theatre-making with young people and how the company explores text in the rehearsal room. Over the two days, teachers will have the opportunity to explore and stage scenes from a variety of Shakespeare’s plays.


  • Focus of day 1

  • Focus of day 2


  • Ideal for: All teachers seeking to develop their directing and confidence in staging Shakespeare in the classroom
  • Date: 6 & 7 November, 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Venue: Clore Learning Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Cost: £260 (including a ticket to The Wars of the Roses Part II)
  • How to book: To book, call the Education Ticket Hotline on 01789 403434. This line is answered by a specialist Education team available from 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday, during UK term time

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