The Play’s The Thing

Performance for secondary school ages

An on- and offline event in your school
to celebrate the Bard’s birthday in style

STET Education is proud to cooperate with The Globe Players, an over 50-year-old theatre education company in the UK. We will work together to bring to your school in The Netherlands an online performance of The Globe Players’ introduction to Shakespeare called The Play’s The Thing on Friday 23 April 2021 at 10:30 am (CET, NL time), in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday.

The 45-minute performance will be live-streamed directly to your school from the homes of the actors. The most valuable part of the experience is that after the performance, your students can ask the actors questions directly. Throughout the show, the actors step out of character to narrate, connect the dots and put the scenes in the bigger picture.

You also have the option to combine this online experience with a Shakespeare workshop by a STET actor at your school. Scroll down for more details about this!

Information

COST Special introduction price €200 + BTW for the online performance
DATE Friday 23 April 2021 @10:30 (NL time)
RUNNING TIME 45-minute show (no interval) + approx. 15 min. live Q&A session
VENUE Online, via YouTube
AGE RANGE Secondary school ages
AUDIENCE MEMBERS All your students can watch! (Secondary school students)
LANGUAGE English (UK-based, native-speaker performers)
HOW DOES IT WORK? Watch the Youtube videos for answers to all your questions

The Play’s The Thing

This lively, educational performance features scenes and fascinating facts from some of Shakespeare’s most exciting works. Bottom (Midsummer Night’s Dream) and friends prepare to stage a play, the Macbeths are up to no good and of course we meet the most famous lover couple of all time… Romeo & Juliette. The performance is a compilation of the most popular scenes in Shakespeare’s plays, combined with captivating narration, a lesson in Shakespearean insults and even a meeting with the Bard himself. This makes for an action-packed adventure through Shakespeare’s world.

Meet The Globe Players

The Globe Players are the foremost Shakespeare and Children’s Theatre company in London and the South East of England, bringing high quality, low cost, professional live theatre to tens of thousands of schools every year for over 50 years.

Their repertoire includes lively presentations of classic texts, children’s plays and workshops. Their mission is to stimulate imaginations and inspire young audiences by bringing the enriching experience of theatre to as many schools as possible.

How does it work? Practical answers to your questions 

Take a look at this video to get answers to all the questions you are curious about. For example, about replaying, about students who will not be at school that day or about the content and language of the show. Everything is covered here for you.

Combine with STET workshops in your school

Benefit from our collaboration and combine this show with a local workshop! We can arrange a visit by one of our Shakespeare workshop leaders to your school. They will help students deepen their knowledge in a playful and interactive way, working in small groups of up to 15 participants. A one-hour workshop costs €320. If you book show and workshop, we give you a package deal for €500. This is a productive and exciting way to organize an on- and offline celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday at your school. Students will watch and enjoy themselves. They will join the Q&A session and get a chance to participate in some real acting themselves with their peers.

STET workshops are always set up in accordance with current government hygiene guidelines. We have a strict Corona policy. Each and every time we organize an activity, we abide by it.

In case you book more workshops on the same day, we can consider a reduced price for your school. Get in touch for a personalized offer.

Booking and information

E: education@theenglishtheatre.nl
T: +31 6 20 43 1919