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.
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.
- 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.
The activities support students' understanding of:
- Character and motivation
- Themes and ideas
- The author's craft
- Plays in performance
- Speaking and listening
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