ACCLAIMED NATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE CLASSROOM
NATIONAL THEATRE: ON DEMAND IN SCHOOLS
National Theatre: On Demand in Schools will launch this autumn, with three acclaimed, NT curriculum-linked productions made available free in every secondary school classroom in the UK.
Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Frankenstein and the Creature; and Nicholas Hytner’s productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Rory Kinnear, and Othello with Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear, will be free to stream on demand in the classroom for three years from September 2015.
Each play is recorded in high definition in front of a live theatre audience by National Theatre Live. Comprehensive learning resources produced by teachers and leading artists will support each play, and the recordings will be chaptered so teachers can find key scenes or show the full production over a number of lessons.
This service is available exclusively to UK teachers and schools. No special software is required to watch the streams, and streams can be viewed on multiple devices.
‘This new initiative underlines the National Theatre’s passionate commitment to supporting teachers and schools across the UK, whether through critically acclaimed productions streamed into classrooms, through our youth theatre festival Connections or through touring. In giving young people access to inspirational theatre, we aim to help schools to keep the arts as a vital part of the curriculum.’ Alice King-Farlow, Director of Learning at the NT.
National Theatre: On Demand in Schools is delivered in partnership with Frog Education Ltd, and supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
Schools can find further information and sign up now at nationaltheatre.org.uk/schools
Trailers with further information can be found at
National Theatre: On Demand. In Schools
National Theatre: On Demand. In Schools – Frankenstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksBbwRzcO7c
National Theatre: On Demand. In Schools – Hamlet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5sAv5Pb_pc
National Theatre: On Demand. In Schools – Othello https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhfOCS14Q6A
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