Excellence in education
The RSC is an ensemble company - everyone in the company, from directors, actors and writers to production, administrative, technical and workshop staff collaborates in the RSC's distinctive and unmistakable approach to making theatre.
The company was established in 1961 by Sir Peter Hall and is one of the world's leading ensemble theatre companies with a global presence, performing Shakespeare's plays and new work inspired by Shakespeare. Each year we perform to over 600,000 theatre-goers at performances staged across the world.
Through our Education work with over 2500 teachers every year in the UK, we aim to make Shakespeare vivid, accessible and enjoyable for students and their teachers.
Teaching Shakespeare is a natural extension of our existing work in schools (started in 1972 by Cicely Berry OBE, the RSC's Director of Voice and Text) and our collaboration with The University of Warwick on postgraduate teacher education.
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The University of Warwick
The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry.
Founded in 1965 with an initial intake of 450 undergraduates, Warwick now has in excess of 22,000 students and is ranked comfortably in the top 10 of all UK university league tables. Warwick is the second most targeted university, by graduate employers, for graduate recruitment programmes.
Warwick is renowned for excellence and innovation within research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Warwick was ranked seventh overall in the UK, with 65% of the University’s research rated as 3* (internationally excellent) or 4* (world leading).
Warwick Institute of Education also has a long history of working with teachers and drama professionals.
Warwick’s mission is to become a world leader in research and teaching.
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