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Explore our range of teaching resources including a dedicated website, 360 app, productions to stream in your classroom and text books

Teach Shakespeare



Shakespeare's Globe 360

App on iPad

Download the Shakespeare’s Globe 360 app to experience Shakespeare’s Globe as never before.

Packed with interesting facts, videos and photos; the free app allows anyone in the world to explore a virtual version of the world’s most iconic theatre.

Users can move around the virtual theatre, zoom in and out and reveal the oak frame. Venture through the oak doors and head inside, where you can explore the theatre as stunning 360-degree images.

Tilt and move your device to look around. The technology in the app uses the in built camera in your iPhone or iPad. Pointing it at a marker prompts the Globe theatre to appear on your screen.

The app is free, and contains an optional in app purchase.

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Shorter Shakespeare


Take your students straight to the heart of Shakespeare’s plays; their confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plots, themes and Shakespeare’s language, which is supported throughout these abridged play texts from Learn Playing Shakespeare productions.

Current plays in the series include: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night

These books will enable your students to:

Engage with the whole story through reduced length plays that preserve the intricacies of plot and sub plots

Build understanding of Shakespeare’s language through glossaries and focused activities

Form personal responses to Shakespeare’s plays with images and questions on context, character and themes

Lay the foundation for GCSE success with assessment objective focused activities.

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Textbooks for classroom study


Text books for individual plays designed for teaching key stages 3 – 4. The series offers active theatre-based approaches to understanding the play and resources that enable students to engage with language and key themes. The series:

  • Includes easy-to-use resources with activities directly opposite the text and a clear glossary
  • Offers active approaches to help students understand characterisation, themes and language
  • Provides actors’ viewpoints from a range of productions that introduce students to differing interpretations of the play
  • Contains Examiner’s Notes to prepare students for success in controlled assessment and examinations (covering each Awarding Body)


Globe Player

Titus Andronicus performance photograph, 2014.

Wherever you are in the world, you can access hundreds of previous Globe productions to play in your classroom via Bloomsbury publishing’s schools portal to Globe Player.

Bring Shakespeare alive for your students through watching and discussing multiple interpretations of scenes, or watch entire plays to introduce your classes to themes, characters and structure in Shakespeare’s canon.

From Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in Twelfth Night to Michelle Terry as Hamlet, there’s a play to capture the imagination of every student on our Globe Player site.