#Hamlet - A Rehearsed Reading Live Online - VIRTUAL

The Australian Shakespeare Company

#Hamlet #Hamlet

“Australian Shakespeare Company continue to provide students with entertaining and engaging performances throughout the country. If you have not taken part in a workshop or seen a performance, you should!”

Hamlet - A Rehearsed Reading
This 2.5 hour session is a full online rehearsed reading of a slightly edited version of the play enabling students to hear professional actors give weight and meaning to the text - lifting it beyond the page.

Time is given for discussion breaks throughout the session focusing (for NSW based schools) on the HSC Module Literary Mindscapes, inviting students to engage with the interior worlds of the central characters and how they perceive, think and feel about themselves and the societies in which they live.

With the actors streamed live in full performance, the action - and learning - is all happening in the moment, leaving a lasting impression of authenticity delivered by seasoned actors. Our rich education content is presented in our usual celebrated, interactive format with analysis and discussion streaming live pre and post scenes. Students are even invited to perform alongside us in a selection of scenes!

Delivered via Zoom, students can engage directly through their own devices at home or at school, removing barriers of time and distance. Every student has a front row seat.

This is Shakespeare for tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow…

Our Focus:
CONNECT with the characters through robust performances delivered by seasoned actors or the students themselves.
COMPREHEND the context of the play, the themes and meaning of the text using active rehearsal room techniques.
APPRECIATE the brilliance of the writing through analysis on the form, features and structure.
EXPRESS as creators when directing and performing scenes and through personal, analytical and creative writing.
INSPIRE the next generation with the timeless wisdom of classic literature and the ultimate life education it contains.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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In Victoria plays available in this same format include:
VCE English and EAL Texts:
  • Euripides, The Women of Troy
  • Rayson, Hannie, Extinction
  • Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

VCE English Literature Texts:
  • Bovell, Andrew, Speaking in Tongues
  • Delaney, Shelagh, A Taste of Honey
  • Euripides, Hippolytus
  • Morrison, Toni, and Traoré, Rokia, Desdemona
  • Reza, Yasmina, Art
  • Shepard, Sam, Buried Child
  • Williams, Tennessee, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Shakespeare’s Complete Collection of Plays, including Othello and Twelfth Night

Discussion breaks throughout the session focus on the VCE English/Literature syllabus and are targeted toward VATE essay prompts.

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, English


Love, Power, Revenge, Family, Supernatural, Depression, Death, Appearances Vs Reality, Shakespeare, Language


Drama, Workshop


2.5 hours


$1,600 (For groups of 100+ each additional student $16)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Available Nationally

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Enquiry/Booking Request