This resource brings together images of objects and videos from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils.
The content is arranged in reverse chronological order, from the 21st to 17th centuries. It includes examples of costumes, costume and set designs, photographs, puppets, illustrations, prints and video exploring an RSC production of the play, set in India.
Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text.
The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs.
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