Introduction to Shakespeare on Screen for KS2

Fulham Road Picturehouse. Tuesday 2nd July 2024 10:30-12:30, Sc1

An ideal introduction to Shakespeare for KS2 through various film and TV adaptations of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

This event is an ideal way to introduce Year 5 & Year 6 pupils to the world of Shakespeare, his plays and how they have been adapted for the screen. We will explore Shakespeare's life, and the role of the Globe Theatre, and we will analyse extracts from some of the plays, from Macbeth to Romeo and Juliet and with a sprinkling of magic and chaos from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The day will include drama activities around soliloquies and famous scenes, some character analysis, and we will compare different traditional and modern adaptations of Shakespeare's work, including animations, silent film and musicals

Tickets are £6 per student, free for accompanying teachers on a 1:10 ratio. Additional teachers will be charged at £6 per ticket.

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Additional Information

This screening is hosted by Picturehouse and run by the BFI. For any queries on the content or suitability, please email [email protected]. Please note we're unable to offer these events on a different day or time and that you are likely to be sharing the screen with classes from other schools.

No snacks will be sold or allowed into the screenings, as we want to avoid any disruptions to the event.

Payment needs to be made via cash, card, or cheque on the day of the event.

Cancellation policy: Schools may cancel or change numbers (subject to availability), if they let us know more than two weeks before the event. If for any reason we have to cancel the event we offer a full refund but we cannot reimburse for any travel costs.

Find out more about school screenings at Picturehouse here.