Explore Shakespeare-related resources from the RSC and other major cultural institutions with this new platform from TES.

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Teaching Shakespeare provides creative routes into the world of Shakespeare, while helping to bring a selection of his works vividly to life with resources from some of the UK’s major cultural institutions.

Created by TES, the Teaching Shakespeare hub is a result of a cultural partnership with the BFI, the British Museum, Into Film, the RSC and the V&A. Together, we worked to produce an easy-to-navigate library of resources that are organised in a way that makes sense to teachers and helps them to teach impactful lessons in the classroom.

The content is split into five different areas or approaches to teaching Shakespeare:

  • Cultural approaches - Find out how Shakespeare comes to life on stage and in film by exploring art, design, costumes and other historical objects
  • Themes - Engage with some of the playwright's universal themes, including conflict and the supernatural, and discover how they can still be relevant today
  • Context - Learn about life in Elizabethan times in order to consider how it might have shaped Shakespeare's work
  • Genre - Discover how conventions, stock characters and themes developed across the broad genres of Shakespeare's plays
  • Plays - Explore Shakespeare's most widely-taught plays with this selection of creative materials and practical approaches

Explore the resources today at www.tes.com/teachingshakespeare