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Continuing Professional Development with King’s College London: Teaching Anti-Racist Shakespeare

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Learn new skills to build an anti-racist approach to teaching Shakespeare in the classroom. This is a practical and interactive workshop, designed for A-level English and Drama teachers, drawing on The Tempest and King Lear.

The plays will be examined through the lens of anti-racism and the outsider and look at how we can identify parallel occurrences in contemporary society. The workshop will be delivered by an experienced Shakespeare’s Globe Education Practitioner.

This CPD session is funded by King’s College London (KCL), and forms part of the university’s Anti-Racist Shakespeare project which is supported by KCL’s Race Equity and Inclusive Education Fund 20/21. Run by KCL’s English Department and the London Shakespeare Centre, the project relates to a wider university undertaking, to produce positive transformation at the institution and in academic curricula in the UK.

KCL is committed to addressing social challenges produced by racism, and establishing a university environment characterised by equality, diversity and inclusion. By supporting important initiatives like Shakespeare’s Globe’s Anti-Racist CPD Workshops, KCL hopes to help nurture sustainable and long-term change across different education sectors.

Shakespeare’s Globe is committed to understanding historic bias and racism within our organisation and bringing about lasting change. As part of this conversation our programme includes regular CPDs for teachers and the recent launch of a new series of webinars.


Price Free

This event is free and you will need to have registered in advance to be able to attain this free ticket.

Please purchase one ticket per group.

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time approximately 2 hours

Capacity 35 households

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A ticket covers an individual or group joining via one device.

These online events are designed for teachers and will be also attended by up to 40 others.

Please ensure you join the meeting five minutes in advance of the event start time.

A link with joining instructions will be emailed to you a day before the event.

You will need access to a reliable internet connection and be able to join a Zoom meeting.

Let us know about any access requirements during the booking process.

These online events are interactive, which means that there are opportunities for the Globe practitioner and the participants to engage directly with each other live.

To make sure that everyone participating is safe and to protect privacy no recording or photography will be permitted.

Our staff retain the right to terminate any participant’s connection to the Zoom meeting if our Ticketing terms and Community guidelines are not followed.


“Absolutely fabulous […] has made me reconsider my choice of texts for the IB Literature course I run because I want to tackle colonialism and its legacy much more head on. A wonderful workshop.”

– Previous course attendee


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