Shakespeare Seminars

Interactive lectures with built-in performance


Part interactive seminar, part performance, Shakespeare Seminars are designed for students in Years 11 and 12 who require rich, critical analysis of Shakespeare’s plays to prepare for senior exams.

Over two hours, two Bell Shakespeare teaching artists combine critical analysis with active explorations of key excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays.

Each session will cover language analysis, literary techniques, multiple readings, thematic discussion, character analysis and personal response. The seminars provide a unique opportunity for senior students to meaningfully engage with Shakespeare’s plays, work with professional artists, and prepare for senior exams.

Shakespeare Seminars can be delivered via Zoom as well as in person.

Available texts:

  • Hamlet
  • Henry IV Part I
  • Julius Caesar
  • Othello
  • Richard III
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Tempest

Who's it for?

Years 11 - 12

How long?

2 hours

How much?

  • $800 + GST for up to 60 students
  • Schools experiencing financial, socioeconomic and/or geographic challenges may apply for a Sharing Shakespeare subsidy

Please note, a nominal travel fee may apply if significant travel is required, to support additional costs.


Sydney and Greater Sydney available Terms 1 – 4. Other locations available on request.

Zoom seminars available year-round.


The seminar was excellent, very informative. It offered a fresh look and a different voice talking about the text. Students gained a lot from it and it helped to solidify their thinking.

Christopher Power, Magdalene Catholic College NSW