Man slouches in throne on stage

Education Resources

Richard III

William Shakespeare

Discover teaching ideas and lesson planning inspiration through our range of resources, activities and other supporting materials on Shakespeare's Richard III.

Richard III shows Richard's rise to power, following his plots and schemes against family and rivals before becoming king of England.  

For young people of all ages, this play is a brilliant way to look at leadership and the qualities of a leader as well as looking at a range of themes including:

  • Power and Responsibility
  • Justice 
  • Family

There are lots of ways you could choose to approach this text but you may find the following particularly useful: