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Best Will in the World

Energetic full-day drama workshops on your choice of A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest or Macbeth.

Choosing between A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and Macbeth, pupils will:

  • Explore the major themes of the play in a fun and interactive way.
  • Be immersed in the social and historical context of the play, the writer and the audience through 'hands on' access to original artefacts and documents from the Trust's extensive archive.
  • Take part in a practical demonstration in how make-up, stage effects, wigs and costume combine to enhance a play.
  • Work as an ensemble and in small groups to devise and perform scenes from the play
  • Stage an abridged performance using original text, movement and music

Available: All year round.
Venue: The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW
Duration: full day

Price: £12.50 per pupil - including all materials such as use of costumes, wigs, props and make-up.

Optimum capacity for all workshops is one class, maximum capacity is two classes.
One member of staff (free of charge) is required to accompany every eight children.
A minimum charge equivalent to 20 pupils applies to all workshops.

Download: Best Will in the World Risk Assessment

An absolutely superb day! The children were fully enthused and engaged all day; a really stimulating day of Shakespeare.

— Amesbury Primary School

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