A scheme offering teachers training in Shakespeare has been launched by Shakespeare's Globe in collaboration with the Redgrave Theatre and Clifton College in Bristol.
The programme has been created for teachers across the west of England and south Wales and will take the form of five separate day courses, each focusing on a different aspect of teaching Shakespeare's works. Themes for the courses include Shakespeare's villains, teaching Shakespeare's tragedies and Shakespeare for teachers new to the profession. They will be led by the Globe's education arm, whose consultants include directors and actors working at the venue.
Director of Globe Education Patrick Spottiswoode said the new courses would extend the Globe’s collaboration with teachers and schools. “Clifton gives us a wonderful opportunity to share the Globe’s approaches to teaching Shakespeare with teachers and students in the West Country and south Wales. All workshops are infused with the spirit and soul of lively action, play-centred and playful, and led by a team of Globe Education practitioners who enjoy making play for a living,” he said.
The scheme, which is directed at English Literature teachers for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, will take place at Clifton College and will run on five weekends between October 2015 and June 2016.
From The Stage 9/9/2015 by Georgia Snow
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