bottom dies - edWhy do Shakespeare’s tragedies have such dramatic power?


This workshop asks the question ‘What is a Shakespearean tragedy?’ Using a combination of serious performances of some famous scenes with fun interactive exercises we look at the main conventions of Shakespeare’s tragedies.

Highlights include:

  • An hilarious interactive presentation of the beginning of Macbeth
  • An analysis of soliloquies from Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet
  • A moving performance of the climax of Othello
  • A presentation by members of the audience of Shakespeare’s own parody of Tragedy, Pyramus and Thisbe

This is a workshop for students who are studying Shakespeare. It gives them a clear understanding of how relevant and universal Shakespeare’s themes are – even in the 21st century. Students are surprised and delighted at the way the Big Wheel presenters make the Shakespeare texts really accessible.

If you are studying a particular text, the presenters will refer the points they are making to that text throughout the workshop.

The details are:

  • Suitable for advanced language learners
  • Audience Maximum: 60 students
  • Duration: 90 minutes

We also present specialised versions of this workshop for schools who want us to concentrate entirely on one play, such as Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet. Please enquire if you are interested (additional charges apply).

Pandemic Prices (2021-22)

Holland, Belgium and Germany: First show costs €695, Second show costs €595 Additional shows cost €395

Sweden 1st show SEK 7950,  2nd show SEK 6950, additional shows SEK 4950

Switzerland 1st show CHF 795,  2nd show CHF 695, additional shows CHF 495

Prices in normal times:

  • Holland, Belgium and Germany: 1st show €795, any other shows €695 (other Eurozone countries please enquire about prices in your country)
  • Sweden: 1st show SEK 8950, any other shows SEK 7950
  • Switzerland: 1st show CHF 995, any other shows CHF 895

Schools in the Netherlands: you can pay using the ‘Cultuurkaart’ – please contact us for details.

Please contact us to book a workshop or for more details.

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