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This guide explores the Bard's influence across the years and contains biographical information, videos, interactives, and lesson ideas.
Videos and Interactives
English Language Arts 10-12
Visual Arts and Theatre
CBeebies: Who is William Shakespeare?
This 4-minute video is a fun exploration of Shakespeare's world. See his childhood home, school, theatre and learn about some of his achievements. This video would be suitable for elementary students.
DK Find Out: Shakespeare's Childhood
Learn more about William Shakespeare's family, childhood and the London of his times. There are links to further information along the right.
DK Find Out: Stratford-Upon-Avon
William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. See a picture of his birth home and learn more about his life.
Internet Shakespeare Editions
The University of Victoria has set up a website filled with resources about Shakespeare's works, his plays in performance and his life and times.
Life and Times of William Shakespeare
Let William Shakespeare tell you about himself and his work in this animation.
This is a list of famous quotes from the works of Shakespeare; these quotes are used frequently in everyday conversation, cartoons, the movies and more.
Shakespeare's First Folio
The website allows viewers to page through a table of contents, where commentary written by leading scholars is provided, along with the digital version of the folio.
Shakespeare's Life and Times
This biographical information comes from the Royal Shakespeare Company. It sets out the key events in Shakespeare's life as well as his family and ties to Stratford.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
This UK site is a good resource for students researching Shakespeare's life and plays. The organization is responsible for maintaining Shakespeare's houses and promoting the author's legacy. Click on Explore Shakespeare to learn more about him.
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