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Teach The Tempest

You and your students can access a range of resources on William Shakespeare's The Tempest

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Mark Quartley (Ariel) and  Simon Russell Beale (Prospero) in The Tempest | Royal Shakespeare Company © Topher McGrillis

The Tempest   |   Production   |   Royal Shakespeare Company

Mark Quartley (Ariel) in The Tempest | Royal Shakespeare Company © Topher McGrillis

About the productions 

You can choose from a range of productions and resources to teach The Tempest, including this featured production from the Royal Shakespeare Company which was captured live in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Created in collaboration with Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios, it featured the first live motion-capture performance in a major classical stage production, creating a highly visually striking piece to engage your students. 

  • 5Productions
  • 18Video resources
  • 9Written resources

Discover a range of engaging resources to help you teach The Tempest, including lesson activities, contextual guides, and exclusive insights from performers, practitioners and Shakespeare experts.

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The Tempest – Donmar Warehouse

This captivating all-female version of The Tempest, part of the Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy, reimagines the story in the context of a women’s prison, exploring themes of freedom and justice.

How to Read, Watch and Write About Plays

Use this guide to unlock a variety of ways to engage with The Tempest, giving students the opportunity to use their imagination and enhance their writing skills.

The Tempest: Plot

Give your students exclusive insights into the play's characters as actors Leah Harvey and Harriet Walter examine the relationship between Miranda and Prospero and the twists and turns of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.

The Tempest Education Pack

Explore context, language, themes and character in this detailed education pack, complete with exercises and supporting questions.

Manga Shakespeare: The Tempest

Engage your students with this highly visual manga retelling of The Tempest.

Miranda’s Letter

This melancholy reimagining of The Tempest uses a handwritten letter to explore the relationship between Miranda and the mother she lost.

How to Read, Watch and Write About Plays

Access interviews to help you teach The Tempest, including this video, where writer Daniel Rosenthal shares techniques to develop students' analytical skills.

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