Teaching Shakespeare: Cultural approaches and context
Bring Shakespeare to life in the classroom
Back in January, you might have seen our blog post introducing the new Teaching Shakespeare area on the TES Resources site. It is the culmination of our partnership with some of the UK's most high profile cultural institutions and is aimed at providing teachers with quality, relevant and interesting resources to tackle Shakespeare in an engaging way.
Find education materials from the British Museum, the British Film Institute and Into Film, the V&A museum and the Royal Shakespeare Company, plus the best teacher-made content from TES Resources too.
As explained in our previous post, there are five different sections to explore and here, we've picked out two strands to highlight in further detail so you can see the wealth of materials on offer and how they could support or inspire your teaching.
Design - Focus on costume, set and stage design and the role of the designer with materials from the V&A and the RSC that show how directors and designers interpret Shakespeare.
Film - Browse resources from the BFI and Into Film, which reflect on silent Shakespeare, films inspired by Shakespeare, historical clips and how the Bard's work is adapted for screen.
Objects and images - Explore Shakespeare through object-led enquiry with artwork and historical artefacts from the British Museum and the V&A.
Performance - Watch actors, directors and designers talk about performance in videos from the RSC and V&A, plus compare productions and analyse key soliloquies and monologues.
Shakespeare's life - Who was Shakespeare and how did he live? Investigate context and find an introduction to the playwright here.
Shakespeare's world - Learn about Elizabethan society from politics and popular beliefs to fashion and the theatre.
Shakespeare's sources - Examine some of the classical and contemporary materials Shakespeare drew on for inspiration.
Shakespeare's language - Resources and lesson plans to support pupils so they can discover the richness of Shakespeare’s poetry and prose.
Find out more
On the Teaching Shakespeare site you can read more about this collaborative project and the partners we've been working with.