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[IMAGE] A silhouette of a man with a donkey's head and his hands on his hips on a pink background with the words 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank' next to it.

'I have had a most rare vision'

We're delighted to announce to subscribers of our teacher newsletter that our annual Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production will be going ahead for schools, families and community groups this spring. 

The 2021 show is A Midsummer Night's Dream, marking a move from tragedy to comedy with a well-loved title that we hope will bring a much needed smile to the lips of teachers and students in the spring term. 

We'll be running all aspects of the project, including teacher CPD and student workshops (both available online for the first time as part of the project) as well as the live production in the Globe Theatre. 

Naturally, we'll be working to ensure that all elements of the project adhere to government guidelines and provide ease of access and peace of mind for schools and parents. 

Read on for further information about the project, including how to book your school's place for teacher training, workshops and the 2021 production.

Booking information.

[IMAGE] Actors in a previous Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production dance whilst dressed as superheroes.

If you teach in a state secondary school in London and Birmingham, booking is now open for you. 

Click the button below to access more information on the project, as well as links to the booking process for CPD, workshops and tickets for A Midsummer Night's Dream for your school.

[IMAGE] Actors in a previous Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production dance the final jig with broad smiles.

If you teach in a state secondary school outside London or Birmingham, or in an independent school or primary school anywhere in the UK, booking opens for you on 30 November. 

Click here to set up a calendar reminder for booking opening

You can also access more information on the project, as well as links to the booking process for CPD, workshops and tickets for A Midsummer Night's Dream for your school from 30 November, by clicking the button below. 

Be part of the whole project.

[IMAGE] Teacher sit in a circles as part of a CPD workshop.

Thanks to Deutsche Bank, teacher CPD sessions on A Midsummer Night's Dream are available at discount rates through the autumn term online, with some sessions potentially running at the Globe from January 2021.  

[IMAGE] Student take part in a workshop with smiles and dramatic gestures.

Participating schools can book student workshops on A Midsummer Night's Dream. We can bring workshops in to your classroom via Zoom or in person sessions may be available with our Globe Education Practitioners later in the year.   

[IMAGE] Confetti fills the Globe Theatre in a previous production of Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank.

Schools can also book to see the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production in the Globe Theatre. Tickets are either free or heavily discounted and performances for schools start in March 2021.

Previous Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank performances.

‘It’s fun, it enhances their understanding, it builds up their cultural capital… they all deserve to have access to experiences like this.’ 

Much Ado About Nothing, 2018

'A highlight of our school calendar… students have not stopped talking about the production'

Romeo and Juliet, 2019

'A fantastic opportunity to see an abridged performance in such an amazing venue; the opportunity allowed our students to develop their context of London and Shakespeare's Globe.' 

Macbeth, 2020

Stream our 2019 production for free.

[IMAGE] Actors playing Romeo and Juliet hold their palms together and look into each other's eyes. The words 'Romeo and Juliet' and the Deutsche Bank Born to Be logo are beside them.

Until the end of February half term 2021, we are making our 2019 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Romeo and Juliet available to schools and families.

To watch the production, simply click on the button below and access your free stream of this lively and engaging 90 minute performance of Shakespeare's famous tragedy in the Globe Theatre.

CPD workshops in November from the Globe.

Our regular programme of online CPD workshops continues throughout November. There are still spaces available!

Teach Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet CPD
Unlock Shakespeare's most famous text. 
26 November at 6.00pm.

Teach Shakespeare: Primary CPD
Build confidence to challenge your pupils with Shakespeare's storytelling.
28 November at 10.00am.

Teaching Anti-Racist Shakespeare
Learn new skills to build an anti-racist approach to teaching Shakespeare in the classrom. 28 November at 4.00pm.

Teach Shakespeare: Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet
Exciting techniques for two of the most taught plays. 29 November at 10.00am.

Something for the holidays.

Join Sandi Toksvig and company for the festive film premiere of Christmas at the (Snow) Globe which will be available to watch from 21 December to 5 January. 

You and your students can enjoy the film together with a £30 Classroom ticket. If you've already made classroom Christmas plans, you can treat yourself to the film too. Household and Classroom tickets will both be available to book from 10.00am on Friday 20 November.