The Lesson Plans contained on this page are designed to integrate theatre and drama practice-based approaches to engaging in the study of Shakespeare. The exercises provided are derived from decades of professional practice from a range of world-renowned practitioners, adapted for integration into normal classroom circumstances and time-frames. Each Lesson Plan comes with detailed descriptions of how to plan and deliver the exercise, including pedagogical and National Curriculum assessment connections and video demonstrations of the exercises in action. There are also handy tips informed by years of experience, provided to guide teachers through individual diagnosis and problem0solving or adaptation of the exercises for frequently encountered learning situations.
Any feedback on any of these exercises would be gratefully received. Equally, if you adapt any of these exercises, alter them or have any alternative approaches which have proved effective in engaging young people in the study of Shakespeare, please send in your information and I would be happy to include your contributions, with citation, to the Working with Shakespeare project.
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