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 Shakespeare, Theatre, and Arts Education:

Impact and Resources

Impact of Shakespeare in Education


Impact and Research | Education | Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC has been conducting exciting research on the educational impact of teaching Shakespeare through rehearsal techniques, and has been partnering with schools to develop these educational programs.

PARTNERSHIPS: RSC Education works in partnership with schools, theatres, universities and other organisations both across the UK and internationally.


Arts are essential for young people | Royal Shakespeare Company

ORIGINAL SWAGGER: How I discovered Shakespeare through hip-hop



High School Students Need More Shakespeare Not Less



How NOT to Hate Shakespeare | Rob Crisell | TEDxTemecula


Shakespeare doesn't need rewriting - spiked



Why are we doing this? | First Encounter: The Taming Of The Shrew | Royal Shakespeare Company - YouTube



As You Like It Documentary By Fiona Shaw - YouTube


'Let's kill Prospero!' Primary students fall under Shakespeare's spell | Stage | The Guardian



Can Shakespeare teach us to be better citizens? | University Affairs


Shakespeare and me: Dame Judi Dench | Culture | The Guardian


Shakespeare and me: Thea Sharrock | Culture | The Guardian



Love reading Shakespeare? It can trigger a sudden burst of drama in your brain - The Economic Times



Around the Globe (And Blackfriars) September | American Shakespeare Center

Veterans Find A Path to Healing Through Shakespeare - Mad In America



Why Should We Read William Shakespeare? Four Animated Videos Make the Case | Open Culture

To Baby or Not to Baby: Shakespeare Show for Theatergoers Who Are Barely Walking - WSJ



Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare - Edinburgh University Press



Measure for Measure and the #MeToo Movement | Shakespeare Uncovered | PBS LearningMedia

Shakespeare: Teaching resources

Teaching Shakespeare | Introducing Iambic Pentameter | Royal Shakespeare Company

Teaching Shakespeare - Unit 4 - Exploring the Imagery

RSC’s “Education” Youtube Playlist:

Brave Spirits Theatre’s TEXT ANALYSIS GUIDE

Brave Spirits Theatre, other resources

What Is the Folger Method? - Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library

Teaching Shakespeare - Forsooth - Folger Shakespeare Library

Books (for purchase--some for direct download, some in paperback or Kindle):

American Shakespeare Center Study Guides

RSC books for teachers

Creative Shakespeare: The Globe Education Guide to Practical Shakespeare (Arden Shakespeare)

Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard Second Edition

by Ben Crystal

ShakesFear and How to Cure It: The Complete Handbook for Teaching Shakespeare (The Arden Shakespeare) Paperback – May 3, 2018

by Ralph Alan Cohen

Impact of Theatre and Arts Education

Extra arts education boosts students’ writing scores — and their compassion, big new study finds

Live From 458 B.C., What the Greeks Mean to Me - The New York Times

What the theater has taught me about Washington - The Washington Post

Extra arts education boosts students’ writing scores — and their compassion, big new study finds

“Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. “ | Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

What is theatre capable of? Simon Stone at TEDxSydney - YouTube

How Portland’s black community and police are sharing their stories through theater | PBS NewsHour

Why High School Musicals Should Be As Respected As Sports Programs Are

Study finds live theater enhances student learning, empathy | Campus |

'Arts teaching could become more important than maths in tech-based future' – education expert

Amid push for STEM education, arts instructors stress value of theater | Education Dive

AMERICAN THEATRE | NYC Mayor’s Office to Subsidize Students’ Theatre Tickets

Music Education and Impact


Music ed isn’t a luxury. All of our children should be learning music


Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did for You, According to Science



Ten Reasons To Let Your Kid Major In Music


Evaluating the Effect of No Child Left Behind on U.S. Music Course Enrollments - Kenneth Elpus, 2014



The Tragic Decline of Music Literacy (and Quality) | Intellectual Takeout



High School Students Do Better In Science, Math And English If They Also Take Music Lessons



Main Street School Gamelan and Dance Concert

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