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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.  A visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace after the workshop can be included for an additional £2.50 per pupil.  Please request this at the time of booking.

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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