Shakespeare: Unplugged - Live Lesson

Bringing Shakespeare to life for a young audience

This Live Lesson in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company is designed to introduce upper Key Stage 2/2nd Level pupils to some of William Shakespeare's best 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.

Presented by CBBC's Karim Zeroual and Katie Thistleton, and 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.

This edited programme was originally streamed live to schools in March 2016. Please note that we are no longer reviewing emails and messages from schools for inclusion in the lesson or on the page.

How to use this resource

Check out our lesson guide for teachers and print out the student activity sheets below.

Watch clips from the Live Lesson
Primary Live Lessons
Live Lessons homepage