Shakespeare Schools Programme Leaving Cert

King Lear 2020 Online

Leaving Cert Package

Excellent performance. Powerful rendition of the text. Great resource for us all!

Teacher Feedback 2019

The Gaiety School of Acting Shakespeare in Schools Programme is designed for  groups of Leaving Certificate students nationwide. Employing their theatrical and educational background, the GSA aims to support students in understanding their Shakespearean text for the exam.

For 2020 we have reimagined the Shakespeare in Schools Programme with an exciting package of creative and educational resources for Leaving Cert Students. Although live theatre is not possible for the foreseeable future, GSA endeavours to bring King Lear to life for the Leaving Cert audience through a full length filmed version of GSA’s King Lear, an in depth analysis of filmed scenes, cast interviews and live streamed Q&As with the creative team.

Our goal is to take King Lear off the page and into your classroom in as real a sense as possible.

What does the programme include?

Package One: €5 per student
  • Access to the website whether in school or at home until their exams
  • Hours of content available for you to use
  • Key scenes filmed live in a theatre
  • Analysis of the key scenes
  • Video of traditional production of King Lear
  • Live Stream Q and A workshop
  • Video content exploring themes, cultural context and general vision and viewpoint
Package Two: €10 per student
  • Access to the website whether in school or at home until their exams
  • Hours of content available for you to use
  • Key scenes filmed live in a theatre
  • Analysis of the key scenes
  • Video of traditional production of King Lear
  • Live Stream Q and A workshop
  • Video content exploring themes, cultural context and general vision and viewpoint
  • Additional bespoke online Class workshop

The GSA Shakespeare production promises to engage and excite students, leaving them with a new and invigorated interest in their Shakespeare text. This year’s online package of King Lear is now open for bookings with the package available for your class from October 2020 to May 2021.

Contact shakespeare@gaietyschool.com or call 016799277 with your preferred dates and times and approximate group number.

Previous Teacher Feedback

“Snappily directed, well paced, well acted.”

“The workshop with students is an excellent
opportunity to engage with their studied play”

“Excellent as always. Fantastic feedback from students.”
“A fabulous show – My students and I really enjoyed it – this will really help them in their appreciation of the play. We look forward to future productions.”
Gemma Moran, Terence MacSwiney Community College, Cork

For programme queries or to speak directly to the Programme Coordinator contact The Gaiety School of Acting on 01 6799277 or email shakespeare@gaietyschool.com

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

A €50 non-refundable Administration Charge is required on Booking (This is deducted from the total cost)
No booking is final until full payment has been received by The Gaiety School of Acting
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded.