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Free Twelfth Night Teaching Resources from the National Theatre

By Tom Sanderson
Last updated: April 2020
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The National Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night is no longer available to watch as part of National Theatre At Home. However, schools can still watch the full show through the National Theatre Collection service.

Find out more about the National Theatre Collection.

See our Complete Guide to the National Theatre’s Free Teaching Resources.

About Twelfth Night

Make a date with Shakespeare’s whirlwind comedy of mistaken identity, featuring Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks: Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land.

Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman, The Beaux’s Stratagem, Hansard) directs this joyous production, captured on-stage by National Theatre Live.

Find out more about the National Theatre’s Twelfth Night.

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National Theatre's Twelfth Night Education Pack

Twelfth Night Teaching Resources

Download the National Theatre’s official Twelfth Night Education pack. The resource helps you explore the production at home with information and insights into the show and process.

The pack supports GCSE and A-Level students reviewing the show with suggestions of what to look for in the production. The pack suggests form, style and artistic choices as an analytical starting point. Students are also promoted to explore their own critical appreciation of design elements and performance skills.

Learn more about the play’s key themes with their collection of short films, which include interviews with director Simon Godwin and members of the acting company.

Download the free Twelfth Night Education Pack.

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National Theatre At Home.

National Theatre At Home is a way of seeing some of the NT’s famous work from the comfort of our homes, each Thursday from 7pm.

The series kicked off with their hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors. They continued with a range of productions including Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, Frankenstein, Barber Shop Chronicles and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Currently available is the Nottingham Playhouse production of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III. Small Island, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Blancs, The Deep Blue Sea and Amadeus has also been announced.

Read more about National Theatre At Home.

How to watch Twelfth Night

The National Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night is no longer available to watch as part of National Theatre At Home. However, schools can still watch the full show through the National Theatre Collection service.

Find out more about the National Theatre Collection.

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Find out more about the National Theatre’s Educational Offering

As well as the National Theatre Collection, the NT offers a wide range of education packs, educational videos and other resources that you can use for free.

See our complete guide on the National Theatre’s Education Offering.

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