The half hour series Shakespeare: Animated Tales is popular in schools throughout the country and is the inspiration for the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Using these abridged scripts schools in London were invited to take part in the Festival and take Shakespeare from page to stage.
After choosing a text each school had five weeks to rehearse the play with their teacher acting as director, before their performance in a local theatre.
We follow four schools from south London as they cast and rehearse their plays, preparing for a final performance at the Greenwich Theatre.
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