Storytelling, Shakespeare and Drama


Shakespeare for Schools

Unlocking Shakespeare's plays with one of the UK's most experienced workshop leaders.

Inspirational actor-led workshops in your school for students from Key Stage 2 to A-level. 

 "And let us....on your imaginary forces work"

I have been exploring Shakespeare's language with schools and universities from the UK and all over the world for more than 20 years. 

In my workshops the students become working actors using rehearsal techniques to bring the words to life.

All sessions are planned in consultation with the school and focus on a text or texts chosen by the teacher.  Any play from the Elizabethan / Jacobean period can be covered, not just those by Shakespeare. 

  • KS2 - an exciting and lively introduction to your choice of play.

  • KS3 - a deeper exploration focusing on language, character and key scenes.

  • KS4 - close analysis for students taking GCSE English Literature of Drama.

  • A-level lectures and workshops - an in-depth look at any play from the Elizabethan and Jacobean period.  Ideal for students of  English or Theatre Studies.


    Ideas which I regularly explore in my workshops include:

  • using language to create story, character and atmosphere

  • using rehearsal techniques to bring out key themes

  • how Shakespeare's own actors approached the text

  • the functions of verse and prose

  • soliloquy and scene-work.................and much more

Fees:
Half day fee:    £145

Full day fee:     £205
There may be an additional travel charge for venues more than 15 miles from my base in Suffolk.
Contact me for an all-inclusive quote for your school.
I have a full CRB check and public liability insurance.

NEW
Key Stage 1 Shakespeare

I've recently been introducing children as young as five to Shakespeare through fun drama activities. 
Little ones love to recreate stories like the storm in 'The Tempest', conjure up magic with the witches in 'Macbeth' or to play tricks on Bottom as Puck in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' . 
Shakespeare's magical language spells nothing but fun for even the youngest pupils and can help develop even better literacy skills
Contact me to find out more.

Contact me to discuss your Shakespeare workshop:
01728 648420
07967 978028
simon@simonbridge.co.uk

Testimonials

  • "The workshop was fantastic."
    Key Stage 4 class teacher
  • "We've had Shakespeare workshops before but yours was in another league!" Key Stage 2 class teacher
  • "Thanks to Simon.  His energy and enthusiasm really brought the day to life.  Our students can be a very tough crowd and Simon's patient indulgence and gentle cajoling of them was much appreciated.  My colleagues and I thoroughly enjoyed the day and it has given us many, many teaching tips about how to bring Shakespeare's language to life in the classroom."  Fortismere Sixth Form, London
  • "I extremely liked the workshop.  I learned so much about Shakespeare's life."
    Key Stage 2 pupil, Watford
  • "Simon has shown the rare ability to utilise his natural acting and communication skills for the particular needs of our groups.......our students are spellbound..........he is a special talent."    
  • John Makey, Foundation  for International Education