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2017 production still from Bell Shakespeare's Richard III

Interactive HSC workshops with Bell Shakespeare

Supporting Year 12 students virtually
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.

ARTiculate Shakespeare in partnership with Bell Shakespeare

In these interactive online sessions, the University of Sydney academics, Professor Liam Semler, Dr Huw Griffiths and Professor Penny Gay collaborates with Bell Shakespeare Resident Artist in Education, Huw McKinnon, to discuss and dissect each play. The Players from Bell Shakespeare will be performing key scenes and soliloquies.

Each session will include an in-depth lecture by one of our academics, covering critical analysis, literary techniques, different interpretations, themes, and character analysis. Part performance, part interactive seminar, these sessions are designed to directly link to HSC modules and give students the edge in upcoming exams.

Combining rigorous literary analysis with illuminating dramatic insights into the plays, sessions will be presented in an approachable, conversational format showing the interplay between text and drama.

Students and teachers will be encouraged to ask and discuss questions live, connecting them with Bell Shakespeare artists, leading University of Sydney academics, and other students completing their HSC.

This seminar will be delivered via Zoom.

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

Available sessions

The Merchant of Venice 
Tuesday 1 June, 5-7pm
Delivered with Professor Liam Semler

Richard III / Looking for Richard
Wednesday 2 June, 5-7pm  
Delivered with Dr Huw Griffiths

The Tempest / Hag-Seed
Thursday 3 June, 5-7pm
Delivered with Professor Penny Gay

Cost: $15 per student or $10 per student for school group over 10 students (incl GST)

Financial Assistance: Schools experiencing financial, socioeconomic and/or geographic challenges may apply for a Sharing Shakespeare subsidy here.

Places are limited.

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

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