Rehearsed Readings

The Australian Shakespeare Company

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“I am so thankful for professional theatre educators and actors such as yourself who are willing to guide and mentor our students to enable them to develop and grow beyond what we can give them in the classroom.”

Your incredible team has blown us away once again! They all did such an amazing job, with our kids raving about the experience they got to have all day. We’re so grateful to have the opportunity to have you all perform for us each year. We’re constant
Vladamir Hnatejko, Good News Lutheran

The Australian Shakespeare Company’s theatre education program offers Australia’s most extensive and dynamic line-up of in-school workshops and incursions: available both live and live-streamed online!

Rehearsed Readings
Available for all of Shakespeare's plays, plus any other works appearing on the VCE English, EAL and Literature lists, this 2.5 hour session is a rehearsed reading of a slightly edited version of the text, enabling students to hear professional actors give weight and meaning to the words: lifting them beyond the page. With discussion breaks throughout and a Q&A following, students are thoroughly immersed in the world of the studied play.

Our Focus:
CONNECT with the characters through robust performances delivered by seasoned actors or the students themselves.
COMPREHEND the context of the play, the themes and meaning of the text using active rehearsal room techniques.
APPRECIATE the brilliance of the writing through analysis on the form, features and structure.
EXPRESS as creators when directing and performing scenes and through personal, analytical and creative writing.
INSPIRE the next generation with the timeless wisdom of classic literature and the ultimate life education it contains.

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Thanks for your great work last week… it exceeded expectations! There has been a transformation in the way in which the class is responding to the play. No longer are they simply reading words from the page – they are far more engaged in the play its
Bob Hillman, Trinity Grammar School

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, English, History


Shakespeare In Performance, Language Styles, Characterisation, Narrative Structure, Antithesis


Drama, Workshop


2.5 hours


$1,600 (For groups of 100+ each additional student $16)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Available live throughout Victoria and NSW (regional travel fees may apply) or live-streamed online throughout Australia!

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