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2017 production still from Bell Shakespeare's Richard III

Interactive HSC workshops with Bell Shakespeare

Supporting Year 12 students during COVID-19
We’ve partnered with Bell Shakespeare to offer HSC students three truly interactive learning experiences. Together, we’ll explore key scenes from prescribed texts, and provide you with sophisticated insights in preparation for your exams.

We get it: this year has been tough, and we’re not even half-way through it. But we’re here to help.

Combining the best of both worlds – our rigorous approach to analysing the Bard’s words and Bell Shakespeare's revered history of performing them – these workshops will give you unprecedented access to some of the country’s leading Shakespeare experts, and take a deeper look at some of your HSC texts.

Richard is one of Shakespeare’s great creations: as funny as he is vicious; as pathetic as he is terrifying. We're looking forward to exploring all of his possibilities through this interactive workshop.
Dr Huw Griffiths, Chair of the Department of English

Each session will begin with an in-depth lecture by one of our academics, covering critical analysis, literary techniques, different interpretations, themes, and character analysis.

Their talk will be followed by a performance of key scenes by Bell actors, where you’ll get the chance to take over as director, influencing how moments are played out to discover new interpretations, that can then be applied to your HSC study.

We'll then concluce with a round of Q&A, allowing you to ask all your burning questions.

Join us and take your understanding of Shakespeare to the next level.

Online HSC Shakespeare Seminars, 26-28 May

All sessions will be delivered via Zoom from Term 2 onwards.

Richard III  
Delivered with Dr Huw Griffiths
Tuesday 26 May 2020, 10am
90 min + Q&A 

The Tempest 
Delivered with Professor Penny Gay
Wednesday 27 May 2020, 10am 
90 min + Q&A 

The Merchant of Venice 
Delivered with Professor Liam Semler
Thursday 28 May 2020, 1pm 
90 min + Q&A 

Cost per student: $20 (incl GST)

Participants will receive the Zoom link via email the morning of their booked seminar.

Financial assistance to access this program may be available to students who attend schools with an ICSEA value of 1000 or below. Please contact for details.

To purchase tickets, click here

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Visit our events for prospective students page here.

Banner image: Bell Shakespeare's Richard 3 (c) Prudence Upton.

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