Our online education site for young people now includes resources for The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice.

Our in-depth online Shakespeare resource for school pupils has added two more plays to its site: The Merchant of Venice and The Taming of the Shrew

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. 

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A scene from our 2019 First Encounters production of The Merchant of Venice.
Photo by Sam Allard © RSC Browse and license our images

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

  • Hamlet
  • Henry V
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Much Ado about Nothing
  • Othello
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Tempest
  • Twelfth Night

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