Shakespeare for Life

Shakespeare for Life

We’ve created this brand-new Shakespeare for Life lesson series to help you put Shakespeare into context and explore the enduring popularity, influence and relevance of his plays with your students. The series has been designed for Intermediate level students and its real-life content makes it ideal for Teens.

Presented by Author and former Actor Luke Vyner, the videos offer students an engaging introduction to each play and feature interviews with Shakespeare experts, enthusiasts and educators – including The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company.

Lesson plans include a range of reading, writing and speaking activities designed to help them build vocabulary, cultural awareness and gain valuable insights for life!

There’ll be a brand-new lesson plan and video to accompany each of our seven Shakespeare Readers. Sign up to our email list to keep up-to-date with all the latest!







Lesson 3: The Merchant of Venice




Lesson 4: A Midsummer Night’s Dream




Lesson 5: Othello



Stage your own Shakespeare show!

Shakespeare’s plays were written to be performed, so if you want to bring drama into your classroom and celebrate Shakespeare in a big way this year  – why not put on your very own Shakespeare show?

It’s a great way to get students collaborating, communicating, speaking and listening – not to mention build their confidence and language skills!  And the good news is, you don’t need the directing skills of Steven Speilberg to do it!

If you’d like put on your own play then stock up on Shakespeare Readers and download our step-by-step guide below.

Guide: How to produce a Shakespeare play