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Shakespeare: Unplugged - Live Lesson

Bringing Shakespeare to life for a young audience

Working in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC Live Lessons is holding a very special Live Lesson tailored for a primary-aged audience.

Designed to introduce upper Key Stage 2/2nd Level pupils to some of Shakespeare's most well-known plays, the lesson focuses on aspects of Shakespeare's language and characters, and teaches students how to turn those famous words and scenes into a performance or production of their own.

With special guests from the Royal Shakespeare Company and across the fields of acting, writing and directing, the lesson features iconic scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth and Henry V.

Preparing for the Live Lesson

Related links

  • Shakespeare Week ( - 14th - 20th March 2016 - Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school children a great first encounter with Shakespeare coordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.