the power of audio drama to teach, to learn, to enjoy

Set the Stage for your Students

Shakespeare Classroom will revolutionize the way you engage with your students and the way they understand and appreciate literature.

Each set comprises:

  • 1 x SmartPass Audio Guide to Shakespeare on MP3-CD for the classroom. It includes full-cast, unabridged audio with commentary options, 15 Teacher Pack projects at 3 levels, and read-along scripts as pdf documents to print, view, or project onto an interactive whiteboard.
  • 30 x SmartPass student guides – includes full-cast, unabridged audio with commentary options, and read-along scripts as pdf documents to view or print.
  • Printed Teacher Pack – 15 projects and worksheets at 3 levels.

Leap into Great Literature

Play the drama in the classroom and leap into Shakespeare’s world, then set listening-linked tasks for homework from the Teacher Pack. So even after school has finished, your students can listen to the powerful audio on their MP3 players and computers. Students falling behind can catch up with the PassMaster’s entertaining and comprehensive commentary, while high achievers can forge ahead and not feel held back. Whatever the ability of your students, SmartPass guides bring theater to life and to your classroom – inspiring them, stimulating their imaginations, and developing their powers of creative and critical thinking. Shakespeare Classroom enables your pupils to listen in their own space and at their own pace; giving them the support and confidence to fulfill their potential.

  • They can be used year after year.
  • Substitute teachers will always be able to present stimulating classes.
  • Independent study will never be a problem!

Resources like this certainly give the creative teacher more scope.

Ink Pellet magazine

I would recommend it to other teachers without reservation.

Head of English, Jeanette Cochrane

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King Lear by William Shakespeare (unabridged)

Judge for yourself whether Lear is ‘a man more sinned against than sinning’ in this moral tale that pits wisdom and age against ambition and youth. Experience and examine the power of Shakespeare’s most cruel and violent tragedy.

Download order form: MS476
Introductory offer $355 until end of April.

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Othello by William Shakespeare (unabridged)

Meet literature’s greatest villain in this tragedy fueled by jealous rage. Journey into the twisted mind of Iago, who freely admits ‘I am not what I am’, to truly get under the skin of this wondrous play.

Download order form: MS477
Introductory offer $355 until end of April.

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (unabridged)

Winner of the bronze award for Best Drama, Spoken Word Awards 2004. The poetry of Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers is poignantly performed and expertly explained in this unique production: ‘Passion lends them power.’

Download order form: MS479
Introductory offer $355 until end of April.

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare (unabridged)

‘And nothing is, but what is not.’ Macbeth may be mystified by the Weird Sisters’ words but this intense performance with incisive commentary cuts to the heart of Shakespeare’s complex psychological tragedy.

Download order form: MS478
Introductory offer $355 until end of April.

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (unabridged)

When characters have to ask ‘Are all the people mad?’ you need a guide! Explore this topsy-turvy world to understand, enjoy, and analyse the language, imagery and themes of Shakespeare’s dark comedy.

Download order form: MS480
Introductory offer $355 until end of April.

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Henry V by William Shakespeare (unabridged)

Hear ‘A little touch of Harry’ whenever you want to! Examine and appreciate the powerful language of leadership in this guided history play, considered to be Shakespeare’s greatest creative statement about war.

Download order form: MS475
Introductory offer $355 until end of April.

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