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Primary school events

All the World’s a Stage? An Introduction to Shakespeare on Screen for KS2

Tue 14 Nov 2017 10:30 – 15:00
NFT2, BFI Southbank

All the World’s a Stage? An Introduction to Shakespeare on Screen for KS2

This event is intended for teachers and students only.

Join us for an ideal introduction to Shakespeare’s world, his plays and how they have been adapted for the screen. We will explore Shakespeare’s life, the role of the Globe Theatre, plus offer in-depth analysis of extracts from some of his famous plays, from tragedies such as Macbeth to the magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We will then focus on the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet.

We will also look at some innovative early silent Shakespeare films as well as study modern adaptations of the bard including animations and musicals like West Side Story. A teachers’ resource pack will be available with plenty of follow-on activities. The day will include drama activities around well-known scenes and detailed character analysis. The event concludes with a screening of Gnomeo & Juliet (2011).

Suitable for Years 5+6 and Gifted & Talented pupils

£6 per pupil; £1 per adult accompanying every 5 pupils; for any additional adult the pupil rate applies. £40 for teachers attending without pupils.

Please note that schools should provide their own packed lunches.

  • ‘A really great overview of different Shakespeare plays and fantastically pitched at the audience’
    Teacher, Palmers Green School

How to Book

First phone to check availability. Call 020 7815 1329 Monday-Friday 10:00 – 18:00. Then either book by phone using credit/debit cards only OR book by post by downloading the booking form and sending it with a cheque made payable to ‘British Film Institute’ or card details to: School Bookings, BFI Education, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT.

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