This week we will mainly be doing Shakespeare drama workshops in high schools and we are very excited to be able to offer schools a new package whereby we can deliver an off timetable day to a whole year group, for more details see our Shakespeare drama workshops for KS3 and KS4.
We also have a lot to offer primary schools with our Shakespeare drama workshops as well as Shakespeare Play in a Day. Through our work with the fantastic International School of the Hague we have also developed a theatre show based on A Midsummer Nights Dream for KS1 children which is a fun and interactive introduction to Shakespeare for this age group. This theatre show will be available for touring in March of next year as part of Shakespeare Week which runs from the 16th – 22nd March.
We are excited to have become partner’s with Shakespeare Week which is run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, they have some fantastic resources for teaching Shakespeare as well so check out their website for more details.
Here are some interesting facts about Shakespeare’s family life:
- Shakespeare had eight brothers and sisters, sadly three of them died in childhood.
- His brother Edmund was an actor.
- His father John was an important man until later in life he lost all his money and got in trouble with the law!
At the age of 18 Shakespeare married a girl called Anne Hathaway; she was eight years older than him and pregnant when they got married. Scandal!
Shakespeare and Anne had three children, Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith.
If you are interested in receiving details of our Shakespeare drama workshops or Shakespeare Play in a Day or our tour next year please contact us.