'This has revolutionised how I will approach teaching Shakespeare'...

The RSC strives to provide high quality and accessible training to teachers which will have a real impact on the teaching of Shakespeare in and out of the classroom. Our CPD is consistently rated as excellent and highlights real benefits for both students and teachers. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and value this feedback immensely. Read some of the comments from our recent delegates below.


  • 'I have learnt how to bring a text, any text, to life for my pupils. I have felt liberated from the constraints of stringent text analysis and got lots of exciting ideas to keep Shakespeare alive and hyper-relevant for a new generation!'
  • 'This has revolutionised how I will approach teaching Shakespeare. Each of the techniques could be adapted to different ages and levels easily and offered realistic, adaptable ways to help anyone access the plays but also literature in general.'
  • 'A wide range of exercises that are ready to use in the classroom, or are easily transferable to different texts. A range of tasks to suit different outcomes and learning styles. I have learned so much!'
  • 'Ways of engaging students in all aspects of studying a play – context, plot, characterisation, language and staging. Creative and active methods to analyse text that allow for brilliant structural analysis.' 
  • 'Integrating performance into written outcomes. How to extend/challenge thorough discussions with secondary practitioners.'



  • 'Fantastic day. Re-lit my enthusiasm for Shakespeare. Best INSET in many a day.'
  • 'I was quite nervous for this day due to the drama aspect, however I found it very enlightening and it changed my perspective.'
  • 'An enjoyable day which helped me to develop an understanding of strategies that are out of my comfort zone.'
  • 'A real, practical, pragmatic, kinaesthetic approach to exploring the text. Brought the play to life.'
  • 'I have learnt that Shakespeare can be accessed and easily understood by all pupils. It can be a fun activity for the students to study Shakespeare. It has broken down the barriers to Shakespeare’s world and plays.'
  • 'It often feels like a minefield trying to tackle explorative learning in a classroom, especially with Shakespeare. I didn’t realise how accessible drama is in a classroom. Very useful!'
  • 'I've discovered that drama isn’t an added extra in the classroom or a tool to be scared of - instead it can enhance pupils’ core learning and understanding.'


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