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In this series of short films for Key Stage 2, Newsround's Ricky Boleto and Leah Gooding go in search of William Shakespeare. They find out about Shakespeare's early life in Stratford-upon-Avon, visit Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London and see how his plays were performed.

They also learn about the Tudor age into which Shakespeare was born and of the beliefs of the time which helped shape his work.

Finally they focus on some of his most famous plays - Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 24 Apr 2015 04:20


Role Contributor
PresenterRicky Boleto
PresenterLeah Gooding
ParticipantMichael Rosen
ParticipantPaul Edmondson