Our online education site for young people introduces resources for King Lear and Much Ado about Nothing.

Our in-depth online Shakespeare resource for school pupils has added two more plays to its site: King Lear and Much Ado about Nothing

The Shakespeare Learning Zone was launched last year to help students gain the skills and confidence to understand Shakespeare's language and plays. Photos and videos from our archives are combined with detailed analysis about characters, themes and staging to give young people a real insight into the texts they are studying. 

Since its launch, the site has already won the Design for Good prize at the 2018 In-House Design Awards and been shortlisted for a 2019 Bett Award.

Antony Sher holds a tearful David Troughton.
Lear (Antony Sher) and Gloucester (David Troughton) in King Lear, one of the plays added to the Learning Zone.
Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC Browse and license our images

Two new plays are added to the Learning Zone every term, with the site currently covering:

  • Hamlet
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • Much Ado about Nothing
  • Othello
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Tempest
  • Twelfth Night

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