Activity Packs
Free teachers' resource packs with classroom activities based on the rehearsal room process of RSC productions of The Taming of the Shrew. 

2012 production directed by Lucy Bailey
The activities in this free teachers' pack are inspired by the rehearsal room process for Lucy Bailey's 2012 production of The Taming of the Shrew. They have been designed with KS3 and KS4 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages.

The pack contains

  • Introductory notes
  • Investigating the Induction
  • Exploring the characters
  • Investigating interpretative choices
  • How design creates meaning from text

Download teachers' pack (PDF 1.3MB) »

2011 Young People's Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew
This resource pack contains classroom activities based on Tim Crouch's 2011 production and has been designed with KS2 and KS3 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages.

The pack contains:

  • Introductory Notes
  • Investigating the Themes
  • Exploring the Character
  • Interpreting the Play

Download teachers' pack (PDF 353KB) »

Using images
You can use our photo galleries to compare different RSC productions of The Taming of the Shrew.
The 'How to...' document lists some topics these images can be used to explore and outlines suggested classroom activities. The activities have been designed for KS3, KS4 and sixth-form students, but can be adapted for other ages.

How to use image galleries with your students (PDF 37KB) »

Production photo gallery (2008) »Production photo gallery (1978) »

There are many more activities on teaching Shakespeare, from introducing the play to more in-depth explorations of characters, relationships and themes, in the RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers.

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