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3 Minute Shakespeare Videos

Remind yourself of the who, what and whereabouts of Shakespeare's plays in our quick video recaps!

King John

King John

France thinks that Arthur should be king; they fight; France thinks that Louis should be king; they fight; Henry becomes king.


King Lear

King Lear

King divides kingdom, snubs daughter, goes mad, there's a storm, and everyone dies.


The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Katherine doesn't want to get married; Petruchio marries her and compels her to be obedient; everyone is happy(?) The end.


Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Angelo rules as a religious tyrant, tries to manipulate a nun to sleep with him, is foiled, and ultimately punished.


Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Benedick and Beatrice don't love each other but then they do. Claudio and Hero love each other but then they don't but then they do again. Everyone gets married.


Creative Writing

Get your imagination into gear and have a go at these creative writing challenges.

Prospero's Spell

Prospero's Spell

Cast your own spell to summon up a tempest worthy of Prospero's rage! You'll need to think about all of the parts of the storm  you wish your spell to include e.g. rain, lightning, and wind.


Juliet's Diary

Juliet's Diary

Put yourself in Juliet's shoes and write an entry in her diary, then compare it to her soliloquy in Act 4, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet. What do you think is going through her head the night before taking Friar Lawrence's drug?


Benvolio's Eye Witness Account

Benvolio's Eye Witness Account

Retell the events of Mercutio and Tybalt's deaths from Benvolio's point of view. How will you make sense of what has just happened and try to explain why Mercutio, Tybalt, and Romeo acted in the way they did?


Friar Lawrence

Friar Lawrence's Defence

Imagine that Friar Lawrence has been accused of being guilty of Romeo and Juliet’s death. How do you think he will defend himself? Write his defence speech to convince the Prince that he only had the best of Verona at heart.


Video Game

Playing for Shakespeare

Playing for Shakespeare

Download our interactive game and play as Nicholas, a young apprentice who finds himself co-opted into joining a renaissance theatre. Show audience members to their seats, take an acting lesson with Richard Burbage, brush up on your verse reading and be ready to step in as an understudy for the troupe!

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