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The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford upon Avon and shared around the world. We place a special emphasis on sharing Shakespeare’s work with children and young people. We believe that young people get the most out of Shakespeare’s plays when they see them performed live and actively explore the text ‘on their feet’. This means speaking the words out-loud and bringing tried and tested RSC rehearsal room approaches into the classroom through our resources.

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The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford upon Avon and shared around the world. We place a special emphasis on sharing Shakespeare’s work with children and young people. We believe that young people get the most out of Shakespeare’s plays when they see them performed live and actively explore the text ‘on their feet’. This means speaking the words out-loud and bringing tried and tested RSC rehearsal room approaches into the classroom through our resources.
The Tempest 2010 Teacher Pack
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The Tempest 2010 Teacher Pack

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This pack supports the RSC and Little Angel Theatre 2010 production of The Tempest, directed by Peter Glanville. The activities provided are specifically designed to support Key Stage Two and Lower Key Stage Three but can be adapted for older or younger pupils studying or seeing the play. The pack is divided up into 5 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons: Background and the story; Back-story; The island; Caliban and Ariel. There are activities within each section which follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. The production used puppetry and there are activities based around making your own puppets. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
Hamlet 2009 Teacher Pack (1)
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Hamlet 2009 Teacher Pack (1)

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The activities in this free Shakespeare teachers' pack are inspired by the rehearsal room process for a production of Hamlet. They have been designed with KS2 and KS3 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages. Activities include: - Creating a musical character - Exploring the ghost story - Using everyday objects as props - Hamlet's relationship with Horatio Based on the Young People&'s Shakespeare Hamlet directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011 Teacher Pack (Shakespeare Unlocked)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011 Teacher Pack (Shakespeare Unlocked)

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Shakespeare Unlocked brings Shakespeare’s most popular plays to life for young people by showing how actors and directors work to interpret and take ownership of Shakespeare’s text. The Teachers’ Pack is aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 English but it can also be used for Key Stage 5 and Theatre Studies. It includes: An introduction to each of the three scenes; Suggestions for ideas to consider with your students before and after watching each scene and workshop film and activities to further students’ understanding of the play.There are 12 short films for each play: 3 scenes filmed in colour, in the theatre and 8 workshops, filmed in black and white, with actors and directors exploring those scenes. There is also a short film about this theatre production. The pack follows the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and is driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. The films can be found on the BBC site here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dtvpl Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
Romeo & Juliet 2008 Teacher Pack (The Balcony Scene)
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Romeo & Juliet 2008 Teacher Pack (The Balcony Scene)

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This pack supports the RSC’s 2008 production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Neil Bartlett. The practical exercises included are designed to accompany video extracts of Act 2 Scene 2, the 'Balcony Scene' in rehearsal. The video of this can be found on this site. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS3-5 students. The activities in this teachers' pack include: Exploring Romeo's soliloquy; Playing As Ifs; Exploring differences in language; Repetition and Character choices. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
The Comedy of Errors (2009) Teacher Pack
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The Comedy of Errors (2009) Teacher Pack

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This pack supports the RSC’s 2009 production of The Comedy of Errors directed by Paul Hunter. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS3-4 students studying or seeing the play, offering a deeper insight into the choices that can be explored through staging. The pack is divided up into 6 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons: Performing a back-story; Confusion; Creating the twins; Using music to set a scene; Script-writing and Cross-curricula activities. There are activities within each section which follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
The Merchant of Venice: Shylock Gallery
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The Merchant of Venice: Shylock Gallery

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This bank of images from different RSC productions of The Merchant of Venice can be used to compare interpretations and spark discussion. Suitable for Key Stage 2 onwards. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
Matilda (the musical) Teacher Pack
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Matilda (the musical) Teacher Pack

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In this pack, we’ll be using a variety of different sources to bring the creative process to life for you and your students: Roald Dahl’s novel of Matilda; the script and songs from the RSC’s latest production Matilda, A Musical written by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin respectively; notes taken in Director Matthew Warchus’ rehearsal room as the production was brought to life onstage; insights and exercises from our Literary department plus our general practice with Shakespeare.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Teacher Pack
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Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Teacher Pack

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This pack supports the RSC’s 2012 production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Iqbal Khan as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, a celebration of Shakespeare as the world’s playwright. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS3-4 students studying or seeing the play, offering a deeper insight into the choices that can be explored through staging. The pack is divided up into 8 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons: About our Education work; About ensemble; More resources; Introductory notes; Tradition versus modernity; Behind Hero’s public mask; The masquerade party; Hero’s nightmare & The shaming of Hero . There are activities within each section which follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. The pack also contains text based resources and key speeches from the play. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
The Merchant of Venice 2011 Teacher Pack
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The Merchant of Venice 2011 Teacher Pack

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This pack supports the RSC’s 2011 production of The Merchant of Venice, directed by Rupert Goold. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS3-5 students studying or seeing the play (but can be adapted for other ages), offering a deeper insight into the choices that can be explored through staging. The pack is divided up into 7 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons: Making a start; Introducing Bassanio and Antonio; Exploring Belmont; Shylock and public bullying; Exchanging the rings; A wider context and Interview with Tom Scutt. There are activities within each section which follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. The pack also contains text based resources and key speeches from the play. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
Macbeth RSC Themes Reference
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Macbeth RSC Themes Reference

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This printable Shakespeare resource is designed as a reference guide for teachers. We have listed the major themes and motifs within Macbeth and provided examples of scenes where you can study them. This resource can be used across the Key Stages. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
Macbeth (2011) Teacher Pack
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Macbeth (2011) Teacher Pack

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This pack supports the RSC’s 2011 production of Macbeth, directed by Michael Boyd. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS3-4 students (but can be adapted for younger students) studying or seeing the play, offering a deeper insight into the choices that can be explored through staging. The pack explores a variety of activities based around themes and these are designed to help you to plan your lessons: Activities explore: Macbeth's ambition; Malcolm, Banquo and Fleance; Macduff and his family; Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and What is it to be a man? Activities follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. The pack also contains text based resources and key speeches from the play.
A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011 Teacher Pack
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A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011 Teacher Pack

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This pack supports the RSC’s 2011 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Nancy Meckler. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS3 students (but can be adapted for other ages) studying or seeing the play, offering a deeper insight into the choices that can be explored through staging. The pack is divided up into 5 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons: Exploring Power Games; Investigating the characters; Exploring theatre choices; Understanding the play’s structure; Interview with Nancy Meckler (Director) and a Pippa Nixon Interview Transcript (Hippolyta/Titania). Activities follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
King Lear 2010 Teacher Pack (2)
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King Lear 2010 Teacher Pack (2)

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Complete teachers' pack with classroom activities based on King Lear by William Shakespeare. The activities include: Creating a back story, Interpreting Act 1 Scene 2, Exploring the Fool. These teaching resources are based on Trevor Nunn's 2007 production of King Lear with the RSC.
The Merchant of Venice Schools' Synopsis
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The Merchant of Venice Schools' Synopsis

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An engaging synopsis of The Merchant of Venice, printable and ready for use by students and teachers, created by writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Suitable for all Key Stages with adaptations. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
King Lear RSC Themes Reference
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King Lear RSC Themes Reference

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This printable Shakespeare teaching resource is designed as a reference guide for teachers. We have listed the major themes and motifs within King Lear by William Shakespeare and provided examples of scenes where you can study them.
King Lear 2010 Teacher Pack (1)
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King Lear 2010 Teacher Pack (1)

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This resource is a complete teachers' pack with classroom activities based on King Lear by William Shakespeare. The activities include: - Investigating design - Creating missing scenes - Exploring staging challenges Based on David Farr's 2010 production of King Lear with the RSC.