Did you know that learn about Shakespeare from the learning zone at the Royal Shakespeare Company Learning Zone?
“We know that Shakespeare can capture imaginations and that our approaches to teaching and learning unlock potential in children and young people. Inclusion and engagement are at the heart of our practice.
We work with thousands of young people, teachers, and partner theatres each year, who experience the power of Shakespeare’s language in their schools, local communities, and around the world.“ (RSC)
The online learning site is divided into sections; however, the learning zone provides a list of plays that are added to regularly and lots of information is supplied on each one. Clicking on A Midsummer’s Night Dream starts at Level 1 – for those new to the play where pupils can find a simple overview of the story, a brief account of who the characters are, an introduction to iambic pentameter, verse, and prose in the language section and settings, etc., in the staging section. There is a school synopsis of the play available too. Each section has teacher notes, activities, and other test yourself activities offered. There is a whole teaching package as well as the teacher notes that accompany each page.
The Royal Shakespeare Company website offers much more in the way of learning materials, if you are looking to learn about Shakespeare it is a great place to start.