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Shakespeare Theme Page

Below are other CLN "Theme Pages" which support the study of Shakespeare.

Macbeth Theme Page

Renaissance Theme Page

Romeo and Juliet Theme Page


General Shakespeare Resources

This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Shakespeare. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare
This WWW server houses the complete works of William Shakespeare. In addition, there is a Shakespeare discussion area, a search engine, links to other resources on the Internet, a chronological listing of plays, and Bartlett's familiar Shakespearean quotations.

Everything Shakespeare
Here's another site with the complete works online. There are also summaries of the plays, a history of the man, a number of essays on various topics about his works, and links to other sites.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
An extensive, annotated meta-list of links to web resources on Shakespeare, organized into major categories such as: Works, Life and Times, Theatre, Criticism, and Renaissance. The author gives opinions about the sites and tries to indicate what their strengths might be. Very comprehensive.

[The] Plays of William Shakespeare
Teachers First have organized a meta-list of links to web resources on Shakespeare organized by the plays most commonly encountered in a K12 curriculum, using materials geared to high school and introductory college level students.

Shakespeare Alive! Teaching Materials
A collection of teaching ideas and activities organized under the headings of "Introductory Materials", "Composition Materials", "Creative Writing Materials", "Language-based Materials", and "Other Activities."

[The] Shakespearean Homework Helper
At this site students can ask questions about Shakespeare, his plays and the history of England while he was alive. The author of the site will help students complete homework on Shakespeare, NOT by giving students the answers, but rather by directing them to resources where they can find the answers for themselves.

Shakespearean Poetry Search
Search through Shakeseare's poetry (including the sonnets) using single words, words in a sequence, or combinations of two words. The search pulls up the stanza(s) with the indicated word(s), and from there the entire work can be shown with the search term(s) clearly indicated.

[The] Shakespeare Authorship Page
Who wrote the plays and poems published under William Shakeseare's name? This web site is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare.

Shakespeare: Chill with Will
The goal of this ThinkQuest site is to help high school students to learn to love Shakespeare. "Our website provides an overview on Shakespeare that is both easy to go through yet thoroughly researched, conveniently accessible, and full of illustrations and games to make learning about Shakespeare enjoyable. Our focus is not on learning everything you can about the great Bard, but on discovering different aspects of Shakespeare that appeal to teenagers. Instead of providing extensive information on all of his works, we focus on a few works that high school students most likely will study. Our website provides a place where students can 'chill with Will' and learn to love Shakespeare because we believe that if a person has the desire to learn something, he/she can do it. "

[The] Shakespeare Classroom
Initially designed for high school and college students, this site contains study questions for Shakespeare's plays, answers to FAQs, and sample assignments for college students.

[The] Shakespeare Corner
Included within this site are three lesson plans for teaching units on Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet. Lessons include student activities plus links to Internet resources.

Shakespeare Illustrated
Reproductions of the many paintings based on Shakespeare's plays are provided at this site, alphabetically by artist, or by play. Commentary provides the students with information on the painting as well as its relationship to the play.

[The] Shakespeare Mystery
This site presents an objective exploration of the history of the debate about Shakespearean authorship.

Shakespeare Resource: Hamlet and Macbeth
Translations of Shakespeare's Classics into a contemporary, chatty style.

Shakespeare's Monologues
Shakespeare's monologues, organized by gender first and then by play.

Surfing with the Bard
There's a large collection of links to Shakespeare lesson plans on the web in this site's "Teacher Zone". Although many of these lesson plans can be found elsewhere on this CLN page (e.g., in "Teaching Shakespeare") , still there are plenty of other gems you can find. Students may wish to check out "Shakespeare 101" for a brief guide to learning about the Bard.

Teaching Shakespeare
This site from the Folger Shakespeare Library contains a wide assortment of lesson plans for high school teachers. Check out both the "lesson plans" and "lesson plans archives."

TrackStar
TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional content are also possible.

This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "Shakespeare" will produce numerous hits. Caution #1: Many of the web sites that these lessons access may already be on this CLN page - it's the creation of lesson objectives and the sequencing of the tours through the sites that make the lesson potentially useful to your students. Caution #2: The quality of the lessons (e.g., definining objectives, finding web sites, sequencing the tours) will vary widely within the TrackStar collection.

[The} Works of the Bard
This site houses the complete works and provides a very effective search engine for Shakespeare's plays and poetry.

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