The Shakespeare Lives schools’ pack was created by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. The pack celebrates Shakespeare as a writer who still speaks for all people and nations, addressing big questions and themes about the human experience and what it means to be a citizen in the twenty-first century. We encourage teachers and pupils to engage with some of the key issues, themes and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays, and to explore the ways they remain relevant and current in our lives today, wherever we are in the world.

Schools' Pack

 Explore the complex themes and issues of Shakespeare's work through the schools' pack.

 Mix The Play Lesson Plan

Use Mix the Play, a digital video platform, that encourages students to get into the role of a director and produce a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Media Resources

Watch and learn from RSC and Shakespeare Lives commissioned productions.