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The Winter’s Tale
Education pack

Free education pack including the full-length film of the production, activities, insights and analysis for teachers and students

This pack includes


Full Length Film
Access to the full-length video recording of Cheek by Jowl’s 2016 production of The Winter’s Tale (professionally filmed with multiple cameras) in English with English subtitles.


Integrated Education Pack
This free, ready-to-use pack for teachers and students consists of the full recorded play (filmed professionally with multiple cameras), as well as a dedicated education pack featuring essays, interviews and classroom or homework exercises. The pack is integrated with the recording of the production, so relevant scenes and moments in the play can be accessed at the click of a mouse.


Made available for free for educational purposes, it is a unique opportunity to access a contemporary production of one of Shakespeare’s late romance.

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Note: While the production has been given 14+ guidance rating by UK theatres, teachers may use their discretion and decide whether to show the production in its entirety to younger students or withhold certain scenes.

The pack is recommended for English and Drama teachers, tutors and lecturers; GCSE, BTEC, A-Level and university students; academics, scholars and researchers.

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Our packs are for educational use. All we ask is that you let us know who you are. It’s quick – enter your details and we’ll email you the password for immediate access. Once registered you can access all three of our education packs.


“I think this is the most coherent production I’ve seen of The Winter’s Tale. My students found it incredibly helpful… it pretty much sustained a two-hour seminar discussion.”

Review on social media of The Winter’s Tale Live Capture

“This is excellent! Really really useful – informative, engaging and I think it’s ‘pitched’ really well for ages 14+. I think your questions are really insightful for each section.”

Head of Drama, New College, Swindon

“On behalf of Theatre teachers around the world, thank you thank you thank you. Your live performance of The Winter’s Tale… [is] helping us to teach Theatre in this Twilight Zone virtual world…”

Feedback for The Winter’s Tale Live Capture