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Topic
Shakespeare’s Plays
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Benvolio's Eye-Witness Account

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
Romeo and Juliet
Resource type
Classroom resource

Retell the events of Mercutio and Tybalt's deaths from Benvolio's point of view.

Friar Lawrence's Defence

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
Romeo and Juliet
Resource type
Classroom resource

Write a defence speech for Friar Laurence.

Juliet's Diary

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
Romeo and Juliet
Resource type
Classroom resource

Have students write an entry in Juliet's diary!

An Active Introduction to Romeo and Juliet

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
Romeo and Juliet
Resource type
Classroom resource

A fun first contact with Romeo and Juliet, using easy drama techniques that involve the entire class.

Shakespeare's Actors

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

This information sheet introduces some of the actors Shakespeare wrote for and worked with.

Video Summary: Much Ado About Nothing

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
Much Ado About Nothing
Resource type
Video

This is a three minute plot summary of Much Ado About Nothing. Ideal to familiarise your students with the what and whereabouts in the play.

Video Summary: Measure for Measure

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
Measure for Measure
Resource type
Video

This is a three minute plot summary of Measure for Measure. Ideal to familiarise your students with the what and whereabouts in the play.

Video Summary: The Taming of the Shrew

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
The Taming of the Shrew
Resource type
Video

This is a three minute plot summary of The Taming of the Shrew. Ideal to familiarise your students with the what and whereabouts in the play.

Video Summary: King Lear

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
King Lear
Resource type
Video

This is a three minute plot summary of King Lear. Ideal to familiarise your students with the what and whereabouts in the play.

Video Summary: King John

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
King John
Resource type
Video

Familiarise your students with the what and whereabouts of King John.

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