Key Scenes

Pick one of these key scenes from The Tempest to investigate the language.

As you explore you will find extracts from the text, notes and images or video content from the scenes.  

Teacher Notes

The following activity will help you explore one of these scenes with students using the RSC’s rehearsal room approaches.

Who controls the magic? (2016)

This activity, exploring Prospero and Ariel in Act 1 Scene 2, can be found on page 6 and takes approximately 20 minutes.

You can also watch RSC actors performing and exploring key scenes on this page. After completing the above activity you might want to share the video about Act 1 Scene 2 with students and ask them to think about why the actors have chosen the interpretation they have.