Shakespeare Learning Zone

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
Bard work: The RSC has launched its Shakespeare Learning Zone for schools

The Royal Shakespeare Company has launched the Shakespeare Learning Zone, an in-depth online resource about Shakespeare’s plays aimed at young people aged 11 to 18.

The site has been developed over two years, and through the Shakespeare Learning Zone young people and their teachers can access RSC production photographs, videos and interactive content that help pupils unpack Shakespeare’s plots, characters, language, literary devices and themes.

It also includes step-by-step plot guides and timelines as well as so-called “PEE” grids (point, evidence, explain) to test the knowledge of young people at different stages of their learning.

The website also uses video tutorials and clips to take students behind the scenes to discover what strategies RSC actors and directors use in rehearsals to break-down key passages, explore scenes and unlock the plays.

The site has launched initially with seven of plays (Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Tempest and Julius Caesar) and two new plays will be added each term.



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