Students and enthusiasts
Shakespeare is for everyone. This section is for all those who enjoy William Shakespeare and who want to know more.
Here you will find details of our bespoke courses for visiting groups. From American and European university groups to the Norwegian Shakespeare Society, every year students and enthusiasts come from all over the world to enjoy courses with us.
If you are not a member of a formal group there are still plenty of things you can join in with. From short 'Living Shakespeare' courses to family fun, you can find something to suit you.
If you want to find out more and to see what is going on in the world of Shakespeare enthusiasts check out our forum to see some of the things that people are talking about and to have your say too. We value everyone's voice.
To follow our thoughts on things Shakespearian follow our blogs Finding Shakespeare (from the collections team) and Blogging Shakespeare (from the learning team) - you can leave 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 .
Door at one of the Shakespeare Houses
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
Experience first hand life on a Tudor Farm
Spend a day as a Tudor child
Romeo and Juliet, true love?
Are Romeo and Juliet really the most romantic of all lovers? Or is their love more folly, infatuation and teenage angst?
Curating digital stories from Shakespeare's work, life and times Finding Shakespeare is the blog belonging to the collections team.
Seal Impression – Shakespeare’s Top Ten CharactersThis seal impression dates from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) and bears the impression of a skull surrounded by a legend which states ‘N.R. MEMENTO MORI’ (‘remember that you will die’). Seals were primarily…
Embracing Shakespearian conversation in a digital age, Blogging Shakespeare is the blog created, hosted and (often) written by the learning team.