The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers

An active approach to bringing Shakespeare's plays alive in the classroom
Bloomsbury Education (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 28. Mai 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 304 Seiten
978-1-4729-8234-6 (ISBN)
The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers is a unique resource for an active, drama-based approach to teaching Shakespeare, inspired by real RSC rehearsals. With 60 hours of teaching material, photocopiable activities and detailed teachers' notes, this toolkit will bring Shakespeare to life in any KS2 and KS3 classroom.

With structured lesson plans including starters, mains, plenary activities and homework suggestions, teachers benefit from a bank of simple, effective activities that match all learning styles. Covering three of Shakespeare's most popular plays - Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream - lesson plans can be followed in sequence or used flexibly as a dip-in resource to boost existing schemes of work.

Varied worksheets complement a kinaesthetic approach to teaching Shakespeare, covering character, themes, language and performance. This toolkit reinforces the RSC's belief that Shakespeare belongs to everyone and encourages pupils to experience the plays on their feet, read the words actively and form their own analytical responses.
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Für Grundschule und weiterführende Schule
  • Höhe: 297 mm
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  • Breite: 210 mm
978-1-4729-8234-6 (9781472982346)

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is one of the world's leading theatre companies, originally formed in 1879 as the company of Stratford-upon-Avon's newly opened Shakespeare Memorial Theatre; it was incorporated by royal charter in 1925. The name of the theatre was changed in 1961 to the 'Royal Shakespeare Theatre' and the company then adopted its present title. Peter Hall was the new company's first director. Although the RSC now stages a wide variety of plays in its five auditoria, the company remains faithful to its prime role - performing the works of Shakespeare. The original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre was destroyed by fire in 1926 and replaced by the present building, which opened in 1932. The company established its first London base in 1960, at the Aldwych Theatre, followed by The Warehouse, a studio theatre opened in 1977. In 1982 both operations were transferred to the new Barbican Centre in the City of London. Meanwhile, Stratford had seen the opening of its own studio theatre, the Other Place, in 1974. In 1986 the Elizabethan-style Swan Theatre, built inside the shell of the original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre's auditorium, came into use. In 2001 artistic director Adrian Noble announced a precipitate withdrawal from the company's London base at the Barbican and unveiled a radical blueprint for the future; this involved shorter contracts for actors, a complete organizational shake-up, and the demolition and rebuilding of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. The hostile reaction to these ideas, which many saw as undermining the ensemble basis of the company, led to Noble's resignation a year later. His successor, Michael Boyd, announced a more modest plan to cut running costs and to develop and refurbish the Stratford theatre. In 2006-07 the company oversaw a project involving the production of all Shakespeare's plays in the course of a single year. Recent years have also seen several triumphant returns to the West End.

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