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Folger Shakespeare Library

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Free Resources


  • Shakespeare for Kids (Grades K-12)
    Activities as far ranging as online coloring pages, games, and puzzles to identifying characters and plays.
  • Teach and Learn
    Teachers will find primary sources, modules, lesson plans, study guides, programs for teachers and students, teacher workshops, and a teacher’s lounge for exchanging ideas. Some study guides have 15-minute plot summaries with quotations from the play for introducing the play for production or viewing.
  • Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb (Grades 3-8)
    Downloadable audio files of Tales from Shakespeare, prose retellings of nineteen plays. A good introduction for young readers to the study of Shakespeare.
  • Internet Shakespeare Editions (Grades 6-12)
    Everything Shakespeare. Complete plays and poems in modern and facsimile editions, essays, and performance materials. Included is a section on Shakespeare's life and times and access reference works, critical articles and access to other resources of use in the study of Shakespeare.
  • The Shakespeare Mystery (Grades 9-12)
    Who was William Shakespeare? This site examines arguments that “Shakespeare” was really Edward de Vere, 17th earl of Oxford and links to another arguing for Christopher Marlowe.
  • Renaissance Faire Homepage (Grades 6-12)
    This site is preparation for participation in renaissance fairs. Learn about costumes, food, and games and how to talk like an Elizabethan.
  • Shakespearean Insults Generator! (Grades 6-12)
    Learn how to insult like an Elizabethan with this online insult generator.

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