Shakespeare for Schools

Stylised blue-green photos of a monk, a pixellated dog, a close-up spore, a person on a hill, a toy robot and a banana wrapped in chains

Shakespeare’s influence is felt throughout all subsequent English literature. What can we learn about his life and writings from the context of his times?  What can we learn from his representations of gender, class, race and sexuality? And why does his exploration of universal themes such as love, mortality and religion continue to resonate with modern audiences?  This playlist offers insight into his life, literature and the society within which he worked