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Enter the Green Room: Drama in the classroom

Let's celebrate William Shakespeare this year with some drama in the classroom. 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and  a host of events have been orgainised all over the world to mark the date. Join the celebration, take your students to the theatre, or even better, take the theatre to the classroom. We dedicate this space to sharing resources with you to help you bring some drama into the classroom.

Shakespeare 400 worksheets

We have four worksheets you can use with lower and higher level classes, all written by Robert Campbell. Learn about Shakespeare's life, time, works and their adaptations.

Learn about Shakespeare

Watch this literature documentary about Shakespeare from SURE Intermediate, our course book for young adults. The literature videos in this course book explore iconic figures in British and American literature.

The Green Room

Read this story and get inspired to put on a play with your students.

The Green Room is an original story written by Robert Campbell ( and illustrated by Valentina Russello), which won the Extensive Reading Foundation Language Learner Literature Award in 2013.

What's the story about? Laura’s dream is to become a famous actress. When she auditions for The Green Room summer school she meets Nathan, who shares her dream. But Laura and Nathan both have secrets. That summer at The Green Room Laura and Nathan grow up and learn that it is better to tell the truth and keep their acting for the stage.

Read our interviews with Robert Campbell.

Drama and role play in the classroom

Twelfth Night project worksheet from The Green Room. © Helbling Languages

Download our project worksheet and read Act V Scene 1 from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare:

Read our lesson plan and download our cue cards to create some role plays inspired by classic novels.

Read about using drama in the classroom, learn about book dramatisations and explore some resources.

Resource books

We have three resource books which you can use in the young learner, teen and adult classrooms.