Shakespeare Resources

Shakespeare Resources
Teaching the literature of the amazing William Shakespeare can be daunting. Whether you are teaching your middle or high school student the classics from Shakespeare, you will need a list of reputable resources to aid you in your curriculum. Here is a rundown of books and websites that are musts for your Shakespeare study:

Choosing versions of the Shakespeare classics are challenging, as much of this literature is difficult for the teen crowd to understand. Here are a few versions of the typical required books and poetry from Shakespeare, and they are all user friendly:

1. Shakespeare's Sonnets

2. Othello

3. As You Like It

4. King Richard III

5. A Midsummer Night's Dream

6. Twelfth Night

The list above is all comprised of very recent editions of these books, which are of the latest copyright. You can find them all at Amazon:


In addition to the classic books there are many movies which depict a version of these tales that are suitable for the teen audience. These are great for your homeschoolers to compare and contrast the book and the movie in writing assignments. These movies are as follows:

Amazon Instant Videos via BBC Shakespeare, like Macbeth and Othello

Much Ado About Nothing dvd

Hamlet dvd

Romeo and Juliet dvd

The above teen friendly films are available at Amazon:


Lastly, you will need reputable web resources for study. Here is a list of the websites I plan on using this coming school year:

Quizzes, Middle Schoolers:
www.learnaboutshakespeare.com/2012/04/05/free-shakespeare-quizzes-for-kids/

In Search of Shakespeare:
www.pbs.org/shakespeare

Shakespeare Resource Center - Elizabethan England:
www.bardweb.net/england.html/






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