Books and Links

Some of our favorite resources for teaching, reading, studying and enjoying Shakespeare.


Full E-texts of Shakespeare's Plays

The Folger Shakespeare Library
Open Source Shakespeare 

Online Resources

The Folger Library Classroom Resources

Making a Scene: Shakespeare in the Classroom Blog
Shakespeare for Kids
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Education
Finding Shakespeare
Blogging Shakespeare
Shakespeare Uncovered Series
Great Performances: The Hollow Crown Series 1
Royal Shakespeare Company (England)
Shakespeare's Globe Education
Shakespeare's Life and Times
Shakespeare Online
Oregan Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare Study Guide Archive
Stratford Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare Study Guide Archive
Stratford Festival Tools for Teachers [classroom activities archive]
BBC 60 Second Shakespeare
PBS In Search of Shakespeare Game

Books on Teaching Shakespeare

Doona, John. A Practical Guide to Shakespeare for the Primary School. Routledge, 2012.
Gibson, Rex. Secondary School Shakespeare. Cambridge UP, 1990. 
Gibson, Rex. Teaching Shakespeare. Cambridge UP,1998. 
Gibson, Rex. Stepping into Shakespeare: Practical ways of teaching Shakespeare to younger learners. Cambridge UP, 2000. 
Gibson, Rex & Field-Pickering, Janet. Discovering Shakespeare's Language. Cambridge UP, 1998. 
Hill, Wayne & Ottchen, Cynthia. Shakespeare Insults: Educating Your Wit. Mainsail Press, Florida, 1994. 
O'Brien, Peggy. Shakespeare Set Free. Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington Square Press, 1993. 
O'Brien, Veronica. Teaching Shakespeare. London, 1982. 
Shakespeare, William. All titles. Cambridge School Edition. 
Stredder, James. The North Face of Shakespeare. Cambridge UP, 2009.

Shakespeare's Plays in Story Form

Garfield, Leon. Shakespeare Stories. Puffin Books, 1985. 
Lamb, Charles & Lamb, Mary. Tales from Shakespeare. (1804) Puffin Books. 1994. 
Nesbit, E. The Children's Shakespeare. Random House, New York. 1938. 
Packer, Tina. Tales from Shakespeare. Scholastic, 2004.

Shakespeare: History, Criticism and Biography

Bentley, G.E. Shakespeare: A Biographical Handbook. 1951. 
Boyce, Charles. Shakespeare A to Z. 1990. 
Brown, Ivor. Shakespeare and the Actors. 1970. 
Brown, John Russell. Shakespeare and his Theatre
Campbell, Oscar James, ed. The Reader's Encyclopedia of Shakespeare. 1966. 
Dobson, Michael, ed. The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. 2001. 
Epstein, Norrie. The Friendly Shakespeare. 1992. 
Gurr, Andrew. The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642. 1980. 
Muir, Kenneth and Samuel Schoenbaum, eds. A New Companion to Shakespeare Studies, 1985. 
Taylor, Gary. Reinventing Shakespeare. 1989. 
Thomson, Peter. Shakespeare's Theatre. 1983. 
Wells, Stanley, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies. 1986.