Teaching resources

Explore a range of teaching resources relating to Shakespeare’s plays.

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  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Dreams, Illusion and Do...

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Explore the theme of dreams and doubling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in the context of Elizabethan debates about dream...

  • Hamlet: Ophelia, gender and madness

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Compare how Hamlet and Ophelia have been used to reflect changing views of mental illness.

  • Hamlet: The Subversion of the Revenge Tragedy

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Explore how Hamlet uses, adapts and subverts ideas of revenge tragedy.

  • King Lear: The Disintegration of the Social Struct...

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Explore ideas of social instability and disorder in King Lear and in King James’s England.

  • Macbeth: Lady Macbeth

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Consider the ambiguous presentation of Lady Macbeth in light of early modern views of marriage, mental illness, magic an...

  • Measure for Measure: A Problem Play?

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Explore why 'Measure for Measure' is classified as a 'problem play'.

  • Much Ado About Nothing: Comedy and Tragedy

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 14 to 16 Subject: English Literature

    How does Much Ado About Nothing tread a fine line between comedy and tragedy? Analyse the roles of the Watch, Don John,...

  • Othello: Critical Approaches

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Engage with critical views of Othello and his ethnicity, from both the past and the present.

  • Othello: Slideshow - The challenges of staging the...

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Join the debate about how to cast the central roles in Othello.

  • Othello: The challenges of staging the play

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Join the debate about how to cast the central roles in Othello.

  • Putting Hamlet in context: a summary of sources

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    This summary of sources is a quick and easy way to explore the contexts for Hamlet.

  • Putting Julius Caesar in context: a summary of sou...

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    This summary of sources is a quick and easy way to explore the contexts for Julius Caesar – from early modern views on g...

  • Putting Much Ado about Nothing in context: a summa...

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Subject: English Literature

    This summary of sources is a quick and easy way to explore the contexts for Much Ado about Nothing– from ideas on marria...

  • Putting Othello in context: a summary of sources

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    This summary of sources is a quick and easy way to explore the contexts for Othello – from sex in early modern Venice an...

  • Putting Romeo and Juliet in context: a summary of...

    Language: English English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    This summary of sources is a quick and easy way to explore the contexts for Romeo and Juliet – from young love in Shakes...

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