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FREE SCHOOLS' BROADCASTS - Michael Morpurgo's Tales from Shakespeare

We are delighted that our next Free Schools' Broadcast will be four new titles from Michael Morpurgo’s Tales from Shakespeare: HamletHenry VKing Lear and The Taming of the Shrew. The new videos of live readings of the Tales will be available for schools to watch through January and February 2022. A broadcast will go live every Friday from 14 January - 4 February 2022, and each title will be available to watch for three months from the date of release. Register now. 

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LIVE LESSONS

Explore some of Shakespeare's most famous plays with these live lessons.

A man and woman staring into each other's eyes, both wearing golden chainmail headdresses and armour

Coming soon

Much Ado About Nothing
Monday 7 March, 10.30–11.30am (on demand from 8 March, 10am)

Filmed from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage on the set of Much Ado about Nothing, actors and directors from the production will work with an RSC practitioner exploring key scenes, character relationships and themes in the play. You will see how actors approach the text, how they unpick and make meaning of the language and will perform different interpretations. This session will give insight into how actors unlock a play, Shakespeare’s form and will support students in their critical reading of a Shakespeare play. 

Schools are asked to send in questions for the director and actors which they will answer at the end of the lesson. 



HOMEWORK HELP

RSC actors answer students' questions from all over the world on camera.

Find the answers to more student questions on the Homework Help page

Homework Help

 

UNLOCKING SHAKESPEARE'S LANGUAGE

Our Text Detectives films are short videos featuring our actors explaining different elements of Shakespeare's language, with extracts from performances and accessible discussion of what's happening in the text and how they break it down to speak the words on stage. 

Shakespeare Unlocked

Created in collaboration with the BBC, Shakespeare Unlocked explores scenes from two of Shakespeare's most studied plays.

In the gallery below you will find performance clips and discussion on Act 1 Scene 7,  Act 2 Scene 2 and Act 5 Scene 1 from Macbeth.

In this gallery you will find performance clips and discussion on Act 2 Scene 2,  Act 3 Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 5 from Romeo and Juliet.

We recommend you watch the scene first and then the workshop films, exploring some of the choices that the RSC actors and director have to make in that scene. For more video and content exploring Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth visit the Shakespeare Learning Zone






ONLINE PERFORMANCES

Watch two full length productions created specially for young people, on YouTube.

The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation

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