Why does Shakespeare still matter? How do his plays and poems continue to connect with our thoughts and emotions, projecting them as words and performances, giving them a different life though languages and images that we do not experience every day? What do Shakespeare’s plays and poems have to say on questions of love or on war (in the 400th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI)? On parents and children? Family networks? On national identity? How do we get ‘into’ Shakespeare through books, pictures, music, film and television screens? Our workshops are designed to involve students actively in exploring issues like these.
During the Lancaster Season of Shakespeare, a group of Professors and PhD students carried out free, interactive workshops at eleven schools. The workshops aimed to offer fun and fresh interpretations of Shakespeare, providing an enriching forum in which students had the freedom to perform and interact with the texts in new ways. The focus of the workshops were on Shakespearean genres, Shakespeare and Love, Shakespeare’s Language and Practical Drama. Each school specified which workshops they thought would benefit their students most and from this we tailored each workshop to the required play and curriculum.
Please click on the following links to read the fantastic feedback we received, if you have any questions about future workshops please contact Helen Davies.