Theatre Text in Context


Open book


Flexible dates - Get in touch to book

Venue: The Shakespeare Centre

Key stage: A Level

Exam board: AQA, Edexcel

Price : 7.00 per person

A 90 minute interactive, illustrated talk covering:

  • The original performance conditions and stagecraft of Shakespeare's theatre in relation to your chosen play.
  • The social, cultural and historical context of the play in relation to its performance history.
  • The contribution of directors, designers and performers to the theatrical experience. 
  • Discussion of the live performance seen by the students in relation to all of the above. 
  • Aiming for an A*: To sharpen awareness of the topic, students are introduced to a range of carefully selected archive materials.

AQA

Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of The Shrew, The Tempest, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale 

Edexcel 

Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of The Shrew, The Tempest, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale and Christopher Marlowe's Dr Faustus

 

Minimum charge based on 15 people

 

"Lots of information.  Great pace.  The students were totally engaged.  The leader was an expert and could answer all the questions.  Wow." - St John’s Marlborough School, Marlborough