Tag Archives: Shakespeare for Schools

You Foul and Midnight Hags

Here is an interesting study aid from the British library looking at witches in Macbeth. You will have to watch our show to see how we interpret them? Read the article here Photo copyright Donald Cooper (Photostage)

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How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare play in a day.

This is a great cartoon version from the BBC Animated Tales with the wonderful Brian Cox and Zoe Wanamaker in the leads. Watch this video on Youtube We recommend this picture book versions of Macbeth by Andrew Mathews illustrated by … Continue reading

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Curtain Theatre Excavation Prompts Shakespearean Walks And Talks

Curtain Theatre Excavation Prompts Shakespearean Walks And Talks

A trial excavation of The Curtain a few years ago. Photo by MOLA. Archaeologist will draw back the curtain on the remains of Shakespeare’s early play house where Romeo and Juliet were first performed. Read the article here. http://londonist.com/2016/03/shakespeare-events

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Words, Words, Mere Words: Shakespeare Will Goes on Display

Words, Words, Mere Words: Shakespeare Will Goes on Display

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This one is for the Shakespeare fanatic but still fascinating. It looks at the legal documents signed by the Bard. Read the article here http://londonist.com/2016/02/by-me-william-shakespeare-exhibition-review?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”blog-sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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How did Shakespeare speak?

How did Shakespeare speak

This is an awesome clip with Michael Rosen on how Shakespeare’s work sounded at the time of being written. It is great as loads of the rhymes make sense and take Shakespeare away from the ‘posh’ accent that sometimes put … Continue reading

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In defence of Shakespeare’s difficult bits Tom Sutcliffe

In defence of Shakespeares difficult bits Tom Sutcliffe

Reading this article by Tom Sutcliffe I agreed and then thought well, we actually adapt the plays to introduce them to children!? Our hope is, I suppose, that once they understand the fun of the plays as theatre shows they … Continue reading

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The Shakespeare Algorithm

Shakespeare in schools Algorithm

The Shakespeare Algorithm Here is an interesting article from The New Yorker by Alastair Gee. The original article is here. In 1727, a writer and editor named Lewis Theobald was preparing to unveil “Double Falsehood,” a tragicomedy that he said … Continue reading

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What Shakespeare can teach us about The Magna Carta and Historical drama

King John Magna Carta

Driving home with my family from a theme park I suddenly swerved and shouted ‘Runnymede.’ I regained control of the car. My family asked perplexed what was up. ‘This is Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed’ I yelped. ‘The … Continue reading

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The Tempest Glamis adventure playground

Go and see this site specific production by our very own Mark Duncan of ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare. It is a really inventive interpretation in an adventure playground. Catch it over the next two weekends and it’s free.   … Continue reading

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Peter Brooks A Midsummer’s Night Dream

Have a listen to this amazing talk with Peter Brook about his groundbreaking production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What it helps us understand is how the view of Shakespeare’s play as historically fixed entities has opened up, that we … Continue reading

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