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Blood, Guts and Gore

Explore the darker side of Shakespeare’s world.

Please note: We are currently unable to deliver education sessions on site, but are working on an exciting range of digital and outreach sessions that can be discussed and booked upon enquiry.  

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Always thought Shakespeare was unappealing to teenagers? How about a slightly different take on his plays? This session concentrates on the gory side of Shakespeare – blood, guts and gore.  

Students will learn about some of the darker sides of Shakespeare’s world – execution, poisoning, disease and murder!

Participants will work with the help of specially designed vocabulary sheets and museum objects or replica. No previous knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary for this course.

Particularly suitable for:  Intermediate learners of English (CEFR levels B1 and B2), approximately 3–4 years of learning English.

The session will enable students to:

  • discover the connection between the plays and the period
  • learn about Shakespeare’s world
  • improve listening and speaking skills
  • expand their vocabulary and acquire specialist vocabulary
  • improve the range, accuracy and fluency of expression

Available:  Monday to Friday, all year round.
Duration: 60 minutes. Allow time afterwards to explore Shakespeare’s Birthplace.  
Group size: minimum 15 – maximum 30. 

Price:  £9.00 per child; £14.00 per adult (18+)

"I was sceptical when booking but I’ll book the talk again – it was very appealing to the students and got their attention."

— Bischoefliche Marienschule Moenchengladbach, Germany

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