Exploring Shakespeare

The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, has developed a whole range of teaching materials to introduce the Bard’s work to a new generation. The resource bank made by the RSC have been written using rehearsal room techniques and offer insights into each particular production. They have been designed to help with lesson plans and activities.
Resource bank

TeachingEnglish materials focus on his life, the social and historical context of his works, and the plays themselves.

Education is at the heart of Shakespeare’s Globe.
Here is a selection of resources from the Globe Education :

  • Playground is the home of a group of colourful animal characters – the Beasts of Shakespeare’s Globe. The five areas, Make, Play, Read, Share and Watch, are packed with a range of games, quizzes, activities and interactive fun.
  • Get free Fact Sheets on Shakespeare, London, Special effects...
  • Adopt an Actor Interviews to hear actors talk about their process and experience in productions.
  • Direct a Scene at the Globe from your desktop or tablet.
  • Glossary contains useful theatre terms.
  • Watch Exploring Shakespeare, the interactive film created to commemorate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday in 2014 including facts, games and quizzes. Don’t forget to click on the tags to activate the interactive content !


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