Bell Shakespeare's 'Shakespeare is Dead'

Bell Shakespeare

The Players are Bell Shakespeare’s touring ensemble of professional artists who bring Shakespeare to life in schools and communities across Australia.

50-minute performances are paired with a 10-minute Q&A for an action-packed hour of Shakespeare immersion. Plus, each show comes with its own comprehensive Online Learning Pack to ensure you can make the most of the performance with pre- and post-show resources and exercises.

If your students have ever asked “Why Shakespeare?” this is the show for them. A funny, provocative and fast-paced rollercoaster ride through the world of William Shakespeare, Shakespeare is Dead follows a group of teenagers trying to answer the age-old question – if Shakespeare is long dead, why are we still performing his plays?

Offering a smorgasbord of Shakespeare, from romance to tragedies to histories and comedies, students will be introduced to a host of Shakespeare’s characters, exploring some of his most iconic scenes, plot devices, language techniques, and even learn about the world Shakespeare was from.

An ideal taster of Shakespeare, featuring a collection of his ‘best bits’, and a wonderful way to blow any negative, preconceived ideas about Shakespeare to smithereens.

Plays featured include Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Henry V and more.
By Joanna Erskine

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability


Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English, History


Shakespeare, Humanity, English, Drama, Language, Macbeth, Romeo And Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream


Comedy, Drama, Physical Theatre


1-hour incursion (50 min performance + 10 min Q&A)


$1,300 per performance for up to 140 students. Additional students $9 each up to maximum audience of 200. $1,100 per performance for schools with an ICSEA value of 1000 or less, for up to 140 students. Additional students $8 each

School Term:
Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Available across Australia in Terms 2-4.

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Enquiry/Booking Request