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Workshop Fees

Our standard GSC workshop costs £210

(max 35 pupils)

That's just £6 per pupil!

We have a range of workshops available:

GSC Workshop

Interpretation Workshop

Story Workshop

Performance Workshop

Examples of Previous Workshop Topics

These workshops can be tailored to suit your needs. For further questions please contact us.

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GSC Workshops

"I knew the level of their success when I crept into the Hall to the total silence of

a rapt audience experiencing Shakespeare...”
Head of English, The Gordon School, Chobham, Surrey

Our workshops are tailored for you.

Guildford Shakespeare Company understand that time with your students is always tight. We also understand that there are certain things best learned away from their desks.

Our team of professional actors and experienced theatre leaders will run fun and educational workshops for your students on any play you choose. We have run sessions on a variety of plays, on and off the curriculum (we do far more than Shakespeare). Whether you want to explore a particular theme, character, or use of language, we offer a range of workshops to suit your needs.

Email us for more information.

 

 

GSC Workshop

Ideal for: Students preparing for exams and essays, language exploration.

  • 2 hour workshops, £210 (1 hour workshop, £120)
  • One leader
  • Up to 35 students (£6 per pupil after)

 

Our professional leader will lead your students through a series of practical exercises. Explore your selected play’s themes, language or characters of your choice.

Interpretation Workshop

Ideal for: GCSE and A Level students.

  • 2 hour workshop, £400
  • One leader and 2 actors
  • Up to 35 students (£6 per pupil after)

 

Our leader and actors lead your students through different interpretations of your play’s key scenes. The students perform with the actors to further understand the dynamics of live theatre. The students direct the actors to fully explore the possibilities of a play in performance.

Story Workshop

Ideal for: Introducing Shakespeare to a young audience.

  • 1 hour workshop, £120 (additional workshops, £90)
  • One leader
  • Up to 35 children (£6 per pupil after)

 

Our leader presents an interactive story-based version of your chosen play. All the children will put a key scene on its feet and perform it to the rest of the group. Add further workshops to your day and excite multiple year groups about Shakespeare.

Performance Workshop

Ideal for: Large groups, students studying complete plays.

  • 85 minute workshop, £600
  • One leader and 4 actors
  • For a whole year group

 

Our actors present the story and perform key scenes from a play of your choosing. The session concludes with an interactive ‘Jeremy Kyle’ style chat show, where your students can ask the characters questions about their choices and motives.

Examples of Previous Workshop Topics

Romeo & Juliet ~ Investigating interpretations of Romeo and Mercutio
Macbeth ~ Discovering how evolution of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's relationship

The Canterbury Tales ~ Exploring its medieval context
A Midsummer Night's Dream ~ An all day workshop on Lovers and Faeries
King Lear ~ Unlocking Tragedy in Performance

An Inspector Calls ~ Investigating the different class roles

Measure For Measure ~ Exploring the nature of comedy in the play

Othello ~ Examining Iago's manipulation of Othello

Current and Previous Schools

St Peter's RC School, Guildford
Christ's College, Guildford

The Petersfield School, Petersfield

Northmead Primary School, Guildford

Rodborough School, Godalming

Manor House School, Effingham

Freematles School, Woking

Hawley Place, Camberley

St Theresa's School, Dorking

St Andrew's School, Woking

Ripley Court School, Woking

Park Mead Primary, Cranleigh

The Royal School, Haslemere

Fulbrook School, Addlestone

The Holt School, Wokingham

St James Primary School, Weybridge
The Gordon School, Chobham
The Samuel Cody School, Farnborough

Cowplain Community School, Waterlooville
Halliford School, Shepperton
Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes
The Leigh Technical Academy, Dartford

Sir John Cass School, Stepney, East London

St George’s College, Addlestone

Warlingham School, nr Croydon

Reigate School, Reigate

 

You can also find us on www.findschoolworkshops.co.uk

 

Teaching Resources

 

 

GSC Saturdays Eagle Radio Recordings

AUDIO: MACBETH Act 1, Scene 1&3

AUDIO: ROMEO AND JULIET Act 1, Scene 1

AUDIO: HAMLET Act 1, Scene 1

AUDIO: THE TEMPEST Act 1, Scene 1

AUDIO: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Act 3, Scene 1

Education Pack (pdf)

VIDEO: Interview with The Gloucester Family MP4 (2015)

VIDEO: Interview with Lear's Daughters MP4 (2015)

Education Pack (pdf)

Education Pack (pdf)

Education Pack (pdf)

Trailer (O for a Muse of Fire) (YouTube)

Education Pack (pdf)

Trailer (You Tube)

Othello Interview

Actors David Carr & Nicole Hartley talk about their roles as Othello & Desdemona

Education Pack (pdf)

Meet the Macbeths (YouTube)

Actors Tom McGovern and Johanne Murdock discuss the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Boys With Swords (YouTube)

Actors Tom McGovern & Morgan Philpott discuss the final showdown between Macbeth & Macduff

From Holy Trinity to Dunsinane (YouTube)

How we transform a site-specific space

 

Education Pack (pdf)

Why study Shakespeare?

Producer Matt Pinches talks on 96.4 Eagle Radio, recorded for Shakespeare's Birthday (2013) (mp3)