Teaching resoruces


Education Program Partner


2021 programming coming soon!  Please email educate@stratfordfestival.ca with any questions.


Watch King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest in your classroom using our Stratford on Film production presented alongside Shakespeare’s text. PerformancePlus includes an online study toolkit with discussion questions, lesson plans and interviews with cast and creative team members.


Step 1: Click on the play you want to see! You’ll see the script on the left and scene synopsis, character descriptions and supplementary videos on the right.

Step 2: Click START VIDEO; the yellow cursor highlights the lines as they are spoken by the actor/character. Unfamiliar terms in the script are highlighted in blue; click on it to see the glossary. Director’s cuts or deleted lines are shaded in grey. Click “show” to view what the director chose to cut from the scene.

Step 3: Click the red bars at top to:
- select a scene
- pull up discussion points 
- access digital and video lesson plans 
- hear the cast and creative team discuss themes 

Support for PerformancePlus is generously provided by The John and Myrna Daniels Charitable Foundation.

Dr. Laura Turchi is a teacher educator and member of faculty at the University of Houston. Her research specializes in English Language Arts and how secondary students experience Shakespeare plays particularly by way of digital tools. If you have used our PerformancePlus resources in your teaching, Dr. Turchi would love to talk to you about your experience as part of her ongoing research. Please email educate@stratfordfestival.ca if you are interested in meeting with her virtually. 


Looking for Study Guides from our past seasons?   Send us an email.

If you require an accessible version of one or more of the PDF documents listed here (ie. Braille, large print, screen-reader compatible, etc), please send us an email request specifying which document(s) you need, and in which format. For any other requests please contact the Education Department via email.