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TED Talk: The power of imagination: Lessons from Shakespeare
General websites on Shakespeare
52 random facts about Shakespeare
A collection of interesting Shakespeare facts, including his life and works.
Folger Shakespeare Library
The Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research library on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., United States. It has the world's largest collection of the printed works of William Shakespeare, and is a primary repository for rare materials from the early modern period in Britain and Europe.
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace – William Shakespeare’s childhood home in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life and get up close to objects from the Trust’s world class collections as you discover how the extraordinary playwright continues to shape our lives today.
Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays, in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames.
Shakespeare's Life and Times
Shakespeare's Life and Times introduces you to the world Shakespeare lived and worked in. This section of the Internet Shakespeare Editions is like a shelf of books, each of which is listed in the navigational bar beneath the page header. Each book, in turn, is divided into chapters dealing with related topics.
All of the monologues from Shakespeare's plays are here with play, act, scene, and line numbers of each.
The Shakespeare mystery
FRONTLINE investigates the controversial theory that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, a poet and intimate of Queen Elizabeth I, was, in fact, the real bard and author of the plays and sonnets of Shakespeare.
Study guides for Shakespeare's plays
The articles in these study guides by the Utah Shakespeare Festival are an educational jumping-off point to understanding and enjoying the play (in any production at any theatre) a bit more thoroughly.
To be or not to be Shakespeare
While skeptics continue to question the authorship of his plays, a new exhibition raises doubts about the authenticity of his portraits.
When Shakespeare got cool
TED Talk: Why you should read "Hamlet?"
Open Educational Resources
The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Shakespeare Learning Zone gives you loads of information about Shakespeare’s plays. You’ll find key facts, key scenes, pictures from past productions, videos of actors and directors working on and performing the plays AND find out about all the main characters and how they relate to each other.
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Teacher handbooks from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Each of our original teacher handbooks includes active, engaging teaching activities, centuries of critical thinking, synopses, and much more. Teaching activities—all aligned with the Common Core State Standards—are designed to draw upon some of the same practices and techniques that actors use in the rehearsal process to break open Shakespeare's challenging language.
Teaching resources from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
A variety of teaching resources on the life, time, and works of William Shakespeare including Shakespeare's forgotten words, video summaries of his plays, the topic of home and exile in "The Tempest," and words we use thanks to Shakespeare.
There is no escaping Shakespeare
TED Talk: Hope from adversity-Shakespeare at San Quentin State Prison