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'The course of true love never did run smooth.'

This month we've launched new CPDs, Shakespeare and Sexuality, Women in Shakespeare and Anti-Racist Shakespeare. We're also pleased to be able to offer GCSE Study Days on any play of your choice, at the Globe or at your school.

There are last minute tickets available for Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: The Tempest, find out more below.

Lastly in celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, our Head of Research Dr Will Tosh discusses the question, was Shakespeare gay?

In this edition:

⭕ Last minute tickets for Playing Shakespeare
⭕  GCSE Revision and resources
⭕ Tempest resources
⭕ Storytellings for KS2
⭕ New CPDs
⭕ Anti-Racist Shakespeare
⭕ Was Shakespeare gay? 

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Last minute tickets available for your school.

We still have availability for free or subsidised tickets for our dynamic 90 minute Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: The Tempest. Dates still available are as follows:

2 March 2.00pm, 7 March 7.00pm, 9 March 7.00pm, 14 March 7.00pm, 15 March 2.00pm, 16 March 2.00pm, 25 March 2.00pm

GCSE Revision and resources.

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Revision resources.

As you begin the revision process with your students this term, check out our handy resources to support your students in class and at home. We have detailed microsites for all the major plays on the curriculum, from Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth to Othello and The Merchant of Venice.

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GCSE Study Days.

Why not take your revision further by joining us at the Globe for a GCSE Study Day? We can offer study days on any play of your choice, all delivered by our expert Globe Education Practitioners. Study Days on site include a 30 minute tour of the Globe theatre.

If it’s too far for you to travel to us, we can also deliver GCSE study days in your school.

Tempest resources.

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Understanding the play.

Gain a better understanding of the play by analysing quotes and view scene by scene summaries. Plus have a go at one of our crosswords. Can you get 100%?

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Context and themes.

Enhance your student's understanding of the context of the play with a deep dive into the life and times of Shakespeare. Find out more about the original Globe Theatre and what London was like in the 16th and early 17th century.

Storytellings for KS2.

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This June, our schools-only storytelling performances in our stunning Sam Wanamaker Playhouse are back! Designed for a KS2 audience, they are interactive one-person shows lasting one hour, providing the perfect introduction to two of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Tickets are selling fast, so make sure you book soon! Dates are as follows:

8th June, 11.00 –12.00 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

15th June, 11.00 –12.00 – Macbeth

22nd June, 11.00 –12.00  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

29th June, 12.00 – 13.00  Macbeth

These are exclusive schools events, aimed at a KS2 audience, with a maximum capacity of 170 students and teachers.

Three new CPDs now on sale.

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Shakespeare and Sexuality: Online Teacher CPD.

If you’re looking for socially conscious ways to explore Shakespeare with your students, why not sign up for our online Shakespeare and Sexuality CPD? This two hour session will help you explore queer readings of Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night plus Galatea by John Lily and equip you with practical activities to bring the action to life in your classroom.

11 March and 18 April

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Shakespeare and Women: Online Teacher CPD.

Develop your approach to facilitating classroom conversations about sexism, misogyny, and depictions of women in Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing in this practical and interactive online CPD workshop. Designed for Secondary English and Drama teachers.

18 and 30 March

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Anti-Racist Shakespeare: Online Teacher CPD.

Learn new skills to build an anti-racist approach to teaching Othello and The Merchant of Venice in the classroom in this practical and interactive online CPD workshop. Designed for Secondary English and Drama teachers.

20 March and 22 April

Join our free webinar.

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Anti-Racist Shakespeare.

Join us for a free online Anti-racist webinar where we explore race and identity in Shakespeare's plays. Hosted by our research team, these sessions include speakers and artists of colour from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our next webinar will look at The Winter's Tale.

16 March

Explore all our previous webinars here.

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That is the question?

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Was Shakespeare Gay?

It's a popular question from students and audience members at public talks and it is not surprising seeing as there are many examples of homoerotic sensibilities in Shakespeare's works. The answer to whether Shakespeare was gay is more complicated than you might think.