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For all time: Investigating Shakespeare’s legacy

Excursion Summary

Stage 5


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    Inspired by a tour of the exhibition For all time: Shakespeare in print, students will investigate why Shakespeare’s work is ‘not of an age, but for all time.’ 

    In this 90-minute program students will:  

    • tour the exhibition to examine original items from the State Library’s Shakespeare collection, including the four folios 
    • view and gather evidence for analysis 
    • use evidence to evaluate what makes Shakespeare’s work ‘not of an age, but for all time.’  

    Curriculum outcomes

    • EN5-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts 
    • EN5-7D understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds 


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    Booking Details


    $200 for groups up to 15 and $325 for groups 16 - 30 students.


    Monday - Friday during term time


    90 minutes

    Minimum Supervision Ratio

    Secondary students - 1 adult per 20 students

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    Bookings are essential, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
    Email or phone 9273 1778.

    Helpful hints to enjoy your excursion

    These guidelines have been developed to assist students and teachers visiting the State Library of NSW to comply with the Department of Education risk assessment guidelines for excursions.

    Bus subsidy program

    Travel free by bus to the Library to participate in our onsite learning programs.