The BBC's ‘Shakespeare Lives’ gala in the Bard’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon showcased how universal his plays have become, resonating with current political affairs - Ian McKellen’s rendition of Sir Thomas More's speech brought our treatment and perception of refugees into sharp focus - and allowing us to rediscover his works through a plethora of voices old and new, whether on stage or screen, through drama, spoken word, music or dance.
The broad vista of Shakespeare’s plays proves that they can’t be restrained to any one format - so why should studying them be that way?
From Henry V to The Tempest, set texts for GCSE will soon be available as part of the nimbl library, allowing students to experience Shakespeare’s language at the swipe of a screen. Each set text will come complete with interactive activities, writing prompts and glossaries to help students gain a clearer understanding of the play's themes, characters, language, structure and context.
So students and teachers – lend me your ears! Soon you can bring the study of Shakespeare to life with our GCSE Shakespeare publications, and experience a more vivid approach to learning the works of the world’s greatest playwright.