Literature and Culture

George Orwell

Students who attend one of our literature workshops never forget them! For many it is a moment when literature study comes alive. Big Wheel Theatre Company uses a mixture of dramatisations by the presenters, audience interaction and a sprinkling of comedy to produce a toolkit of ideas which will encourage students to read and appreciate anything from Shakespeare to Harry Potter. Audiences leave the event enthused and inspired…

We will be touring during PART of every month from September 2023 to June 2024. Here is the schedule

SeptemberThe Netherlands
NovemberBelgium and The Netherlands
DecemberThe Netherlands
January, February and MarchBelgium and The Netherlands
May and June Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands

The literature and culture workshops we offer are:

  • Introduction to Shakespeare – for intermediate to advanced learners who are about to start studying Shakespeare. No knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary.
  • Shakespeare and Tragedy – for advanced learners who are studying Shakespeare. Some preparation is useful for this workshop.
  • The Big Book Show for intermediate to advanced learners who have started reading and criticising novels in English. Some preparation is useful for this workshop.
  • Meaning in the Mud: the cultural legacy of the First World War. Part of Big Wheel’s The Great War Project, this workshop  looks at the war poets and the First World War’s influence on later poetry, art, novels, drama and film.
  • The Pollution Solution Our response to the Climate Crisis – for advanced learners wanting to engage in ways to combat Global Heating and Air Quality
  • We offer a variety of ideas for classroom preparation and follow-up for all of our literature workshops.
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