Bell Shakespeare's 'Shakespeare: The Human Experience'

Bell Shakespeare

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.

Each performance explores key scenes and soliloquies, analysis of Shakespeare’s language, choices and themes and contemporary commentary all wrapped up in a fresh, modern narrative.

Created by Joanna Erskine

To this day, Shakespeare is unrivalled in his ability to understand and represent humanity on stage. By holding up a mirror to nature, he shone a light on our glories and flaws, and explored what it means to be human. This powerful show for senior students uses key speeches and scenes from across Shakespeare’s canon to chart representations of individual and collective human experiences.

Shakespeare: The Human Experience connects students’ own experiences with the universality of Shakespeare’s characters, and the wider world around them. Traversing youthful wonder, innocence, and first love, through to guilt, grief, loss, hate, prejudice, persecution, empathy, mercy, courage, and rebellion, we explore the complexities of the human experience through Shakespeare.

Plays featured include The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, As You Like It and Macbeth.

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability


Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English, History


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


Comedy, Drama, Lecture, 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 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 to maximum audience of 200.

School Term:
Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Available across Australia in Terms 2-4

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