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Text in Performance

A 90 minute illustrated seminar discussion for Theatre and Drama students focusing on the analysis and evaluation of Shakespeare's plays in performance

Let us know which play (and production) you are studying and we will help your students:

  • appreciate how interpretative choices have influenced meanings created on stage in the past;
  • understand how conventions, forms and techniques are used in drama to create meaning;
  • use extracts to explore genre and form, structure, language and character construction;
  • explore the importance of social, cultural and historical contexts.

Classes are illustrated with materials from our world-renowned library and archive, and can be booked for the time and date of your choice, Monday to Fridays between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.

Venue: The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW

Prices: £8 per person
£11 when combined with entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace
(minimum charge applies, based on 15 people)

Suitable for all exam boards; OCR, AQA, Edexcel, WJEC, Pre-U and IB.

Combination Discount

Combine with our Theatre Text in Action workshop, plus a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace for
just £18 per person.

When booking, please specify:

  • the play you are studying
  • the relevant examination board
  • the production you have seen or are due to see

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