I have been immersed in Shakespeare for the past few weeks. Many of the schools I have visited as part of our Year 3 research visits have been RSC partnership schools and so I have been watching students learn sword-fighting, talking to young people about their participation in productions of The Tempest, or observing them … Continue reading a wall, a lion and a moon
This post is written by Lexi Earl. In a Year Seven class at Eastbury School in Barking, London, the students are studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The purpose of the class is to enable students to emphathise with Helena’s situation and so to begin, the teacher has the class read a version of Helena’s speech, … Continue reading shakespeare in east london: Helena is crushing on Demetrius!
This post originally appeared on the RSC's News page. We have published it here with kind permission from the RSC. This post is written by Becca Wood, an English teacher at Towers School. Working as the lead teacher at my school, within the Associate Schools’ programme has shown me the power of shared experience. My … Continue reading a shared approach to shakespeare
This post is written by Lexi Earl, on her trip to King Ethelbert School in Kent. During my time at King Ethelbert School, near Margate in Kent, I got to observe a Year 7 English class. The class were studying Julius Caesar. The English Department had chosen Julius Caesar as the Year 7 Shakespeare text … Continue reading beware the ides of March!
This post is written by Lexi Earl on her experiences at Minsthorpe Community College. On my visit to Minsthorpe Community College in west Yorkshire, I was able to observe a Year Seven English lesson on Much Ado about Nothing. The lesson made use of the rehearsal room approaches encouraged by the RSC. The lesson took place in … Continue reading empathising and understanding the character
St Mary’s College in Hull has an impressive proscenium theatre and an ambitious programme of productions. Director of Performance, Neil Wood, has worked in musical theatre professionally and he draws on this background in his approach to teaching: I always say to my students right at the beginning that when they walk through the doors … Continue reading rehearsal room practice
In September 2016, over 30 lead teachers from the RSC Lead Associate Schools and theatre practitioners from Regional Theatre Partners came to Stratford-upon-Avon for the first national CPDL event of our new Associate Schools programme. The three days were designed to: Build capacity among teachers and theatre practitioners to lead the programme in their … Continue reading the play is not always the thing