We’ll be looking at Shakespeare in a fun, lively and entertaining way, so that you’re more than ready to tackle any of his plays in your studies; everything from enjoying the jokes to learning the quotes. We will be focussing on the two Shakespeare plays - Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet- which are the most commonly studied as part of GCSE English Literature in KS4. In these two sessions we’ll look at alternative and modern ways of staging and adapting the plays, and how they can help us understand Shakespeare’s themes in today’s world, and also analysing what happens when, why and how, in the two plays. This Course is accessible and differentiated for dyslexic students and other students who have a neurodiverse way of learning. It will be interactive, but you can join in as much or as little as you want. Students will be given a full schedule of what to expect in each class, with relevant accompanying notes or handouts. There’s space during and at the end of every lesson to get extra individual tutor support. This is the second of three available units, with an option to sign up for the other two; So you can choose just this two- day self-contained unit, or sign up for either or both of the three other weekly units.
On the Monday session we’ll focus on the structure of how Shakespeare tells the Stories in each play, and how he makes them a truly a dramatic feast. We’ll be looking at what happens when, why and how, in Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. There’ll be a task where you get to experiment alternative endings and different ways the stories could have
On Tuesday's session we’ll look at exciting and innovative modern ways of staging and adapting the plays, and how they can help us understand Shakespeare’s themes in today’s world.
Retired Specialist English teacher, from primary up to GCSE level. 35 years' teaching experience. Teach Language and Literature. Specialise with individual lessons, teaching neurodiverse students. £60 per hour. 1200 lessons taught on Tutorful.