Teaching Shakespeare

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and University of Warwick are offering teachers a new professional development route to help transform the classroom experience of Shakespeare.

Techniques are inspired by the RSC’s rehearsal room practice. Image © RSC, photographer Nick Spratling
Techniques are inspired by the RSC’s rehearsal room practice. Image © RSC, photographer Nick Spratling

Professional development for teachers

"I love Shakespeare, but I didn't know how to communicate it ..."

The website contains a specially-created set of online resources to give teachers unique access to an active approach to teaching Shakespeare, inspired by the RSC’s rehearsal room practice.

  • Accredited courses
    Including residential courses, MA pathway and a ground-breaking online course.
  • Practitioner resources
    Including 12-month access to over 25 hours of sequenced films and AV materials.

These professional development resources are designed for teachers and theatre practitioners working with young people.

Insights from artists and directors

Teaching Shakespeare also features exclusive podcasts and interviews with internationally-renowned artists and directors as well as a range of specialist academics and teachers.

The RSC’s legendary voice director Cicely Berry, actor David Oyelowo, and directors Rupert Goold, Roxana Silbert, and Michael Boyd all provide insights into their working practices. They show how Shakespeare is a writer uniquely placed to speak to the cares and concerns of young people today.

The first set of courses and resources will be available in Autumn 2012. Teachers can register their interest now.


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