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"The essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre." Complete text of plays, sonnets, and poems, as well as biographical information, a timeline, study guides and trivia. Grades: 6 - 12
Provides students with a brief biography of William Shakespeare. The website has also curated a selection of poems, books, and other resources for teachers and students to utilize. Grades 9-12.
Shakespeare on the Internet
Identifies websites that include information about Shakespeare's life and the Globe theater, as well as pedagogical sites, research sites, journals, concordances, editions, facsimiles, libraries and association and institutes. Grades 6-adult.
Shakespeare Resource Center
J.M. Pressley has collected links about Shakespeare from the internet. Divided by his works, life, historical period, and performances, the site also includes links to articles, blogs and podcasts, and more. Ask the Bard answers questions with Shakespeare quotes. Grades 6 to adult.
Clear Shakespeare podcast
A word-by-word guide through Shakespeare’s plays for students, readers, and performers. Grades 6-12.
MIT Global Shakespeare
The Global Shakespeare Video and Performance Archive offers full-length performances of Shakespeare's plays from around the world. High School students who may be comparing and contrasting the different ways his works are presented in different languages, styles and cultures will find this resource very informative.
Grades: 9 - 12
Shakespeare Uncovered PBS
This website features modern day actors exploring major Shakespearean roles and digital short videos exploring Shakespeare's biography and themes. There are also full-length performances of some of his select plays that are free to view. Grades: 9 - 12
Lesson Plans and Teaching Activities
Folger Shakespeare for Kids
The Folger Shakespeare Library is located in Washington,D.C. Their online archives provide the text for Shakespeare's printed works. The section, "Shakespeare for Kids", offers a multitude of teaching resources, curriculum guides,and modules to help young students appreciate him and his works. Grades: 3 - 12
Folger Shakespeare Library: Teach & Learn
The Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington, DC, is the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials. The Classroom Resources section includes lesson plans, primary sources and study guides. Audio and video podcasts are also available. Grades 9-12.
No Sweat Shakespeare
No Sweat Shakespeare is the home of Modern English Shakespeare translations and resources, conceived as teaching resources to make Shakespeare accessible to students. Grades 9-12
William Shakespeare was born on April 23,1564. This site provides various lesson plans and activities for teachers to share Shakespeare with their students. Grades 6-12
The London-based Shakespeare's Globe built near the site of the original Globe Theater is a playhouse and exploratorium that showcases Shakespeare's works through education and stage productions. These instructional resources can be found online under the "Learn" section. There is a wealth of sources and guides for teachers to utilize. The "Discover" section has a model of the Globe theater and fact sheets about Shakespeare and his theater.
Grades: 8 - 12