Students and Enthusiasts
We believe Shakespeare is for everyone. This section is for students and enthusiasts at all levels who are interested in finding out more about William Shakespeare and his works.
You don't have to be a member of a formal group to join in with our great range of learning activities. From short 'Living Shakespeare' and 'Winter School' courses to longer residential courses and good old family fun, you're sure to find something to suit you in the pages below.
Coming Soon; 2 - 5 Jan 2015
The Winter's Tale; a four-day residential reading retreat at Cumberland Lodge led by Rowan Williams, Salley Vickers, Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells.
Stay in touch
Follow us on Twitter @SBTeducation for all the latest adventures in Shakespeare from the learning and education team here at the Trust.
To follow our thoughts on all things Shakespearian, read our blogs;
- Finding Shakespeare (from the collections team)
- Blogging Shakespeare (from the learning team)
- Living Shakespeare (conversations with visitors to the Birthplace)
- Mary Arden's Farm Blog
You can join in the conversation by leaving us a comment there too!
If you are looking for plot summaries of the plays there are lots to be found on-line. Very detailed ones are available here at Spark Notes.
Thinking of bring a group (aged 15+) to Stratford-upon-Avon? We offer various course elements which can be combined into a full programme of activity. Listed here are just a few from our selection
Find out more about Shakespeare's life, times and cultural context.
Discursive Learning - Deep Understanding
Informative and fun introduction to Shakespeare's life and times
Spend a day as a Tudor child
Shakespeare and theatre workshop
Curating digital stories from Shakespeare's work, life and times Finding Shakespeare is the blog belonging to the collections team.
Christmas Cake – but NOT for Christmas!In Elizabethan England the period between Christmas Day and Twelfth Night, the 6th January, the tradition was to keep open house for everybody regardless of social standing. It was not uncommon for many of the great houses up and down the country…
Embracing Shakespearian conversation in a digital age, Blogging Shakespeare is the blog created, hosted and (often) written by the learning team.
From Gdańsk, with love… for Europe and ShakespeareBy Janice Valls-Russell Cranes are – along with spires and towers – part of the Gdańsk cityscape. The harbour had a man-powered crane back in the Middle Ages, to unload cargo in this busy Hanseatic harbour, long before the steel monsters we…