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The Shakespeare Show


Programme IDAEP0420465
Programme TypePerformance
Recommended Size 40 - 1200
Language English
Programme Format On-site, Digital
Cost $1200.00 Per session
Primary Art Form - Sub-Genre Literary Arts - Performance Poetry/Spoken Word
Student Profile Secondary Lower, Secondary Upper, JC/CI
Secondary Art Form - Sub-Genre -
Venue (where applicable)


Programme Synopsis Professional actors present short, dramatised excerpts and monologues from the Bard’s works because Shakespearean language is best understood through performance. Word Forward presenters also perform original poems inspired by key Shakespearean plays. This reinforces the understanding of key themes such as love and relationships, power and corruption, deception and betrayal, order and disorder. Objectives and Outcomes Shakespearean monologues reveal character motivation, points of conflict and plot peaks. Thus, this programme also aims to demonstrate the nature of Shakespearean language and structure through poetic rhythm and literary devices. After each performance the emcee highlights key learning points arising from each excerpt and gives a practical overview of Shakespeare’s approach which, in turn, can be used later in the classroom as a codex to unlock any set text under study. At one point in the show, the actors also voice their opinions about performing Shakespeare and how they approach the bard’s work, providing another way for student audiences to ‘lift the lid’ and see the mechanics of play-building. The Shakespeare Show also shows original video recordings of Shakespearean monologues prepared by Word Forward’s ensemble of professional actors. The programme can be customised to meet the desired outcome of an institution.
Focus Areas Appreciate Arts & Culture
Point of Emphasis Not applicable
Lesson Goal #1 To show how Shakespeare captures the range of human emotions in simple yet profoundly eloquent verse that transcends time and culture.

Audio/Sound System, Microphone


The Tote Board Arts Grant was introduced in 1995 to encourage the development of a vibrant arts culture in schools, and to promote arts appreciation amongst students.

Each year, all MOE schools and ITE Colleges may opt-in to receive the Arts Grant. Schools may use the grant to subsidise the purchase of programmes under the NAC-AEP and for the Artist-in-School Scheme (AISS).

All approved programmes are listed on the NAC-AEP Directory and come with a valid Letter of Eligibility.

To purchase this programme, contact the representative listed on the Programme Detail Page and make contractual arrangements directly with the programme provider.

Please ensure that a valid Letter of Eligibility (LOE) is obtained. Note that MOE procurement guidelines apply.

Payment should be made directly to the programme provider. Claims for the Arts Grant should be made via IFAAS and in accordance to Grant Guidelines.

Programme providers are permitted to make changes to the following aspects of an NAC-AEP, according to the school’s needs:

  • Programme duration, including no. of sessions
  • Cost of programme
  • Class size

Under the above conditions, schools can make claims based on revised programme costs using the same Programme ID listed on the Letter of Eligibility (LOE).

The following changes are not permitted when customising programmes:

  • Changes to content
  • Inclusion of non-approved instructor(s)

Offered by:

Word Forward Limited

Word Forward , has been nurturing and publishing the leading performance poets as well as promoting poetry slam, performance poetry and spoken word through regular workshops, programmes and events, both in the public and educational spheres since 2003. Founder: Spoken word and Poetry Slam in SG


Savinder Kaur 91805501 savinder@wordforward.org   Visit provider page

This programme has not been reviewed