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20 October 2014
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Shakespeare Unlocked is a new video based resource for students and teachers of Shakespeare. Actors and directors from the Royal Shakespeare Company explore three of Shakespeare's most popular works, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Filmed workshops explore the language and different interpretations of key scenes from each play.

A downloadable teachers' pack for each play offers ideas for class activities and discussion to accompany each film.

Download your Teachers' Pack

The Teachers' Pack is aimed at the teaching of Key Stage 3 and 4 English. It can also be used for Key Stage 5 and Theatre Studies.

It includes:

  • An introduction to each of the three scenes
  • Suggestions for ideas to consider with your students before and after watching each scene and workshop film
  • Activities to further students' understanding of the play. These require a cleared space to work in.

Curriculum targets

The activities support students' understanding of:

  • Character and motivation
  • Themes and ideas
  • The author's craft
  • Plays in performance
  • Speaking and listening

Macbeth Teachers' Pack (1.9MB)

Romeo and Juliet Teachers' Pack (1.7MB)

A Midsummer Night's Dream Teachers' Pack (2.3MB)

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