William Shakespeare
Background Information & Teaching Ideas

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Shakespeare on Film eNotes Lesson Plan
Lesson plans for film versions of Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. eNotes lesson plans have been written, tested, and approved by working classroom teachers. The main components of each plan are the following:
  • An in-depth introductory lecture
  • Discussion questions
  • Vocabulary lists
  • Chapter-by-chapter study questions
  • A multiple-choice test
  • Essay questions

As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2
Henry V
Julius Caesar
King Lear
The Merchant of Venice

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado about Nothing
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Twelfth Night

Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age
Biography, background information, and other introductory materials.

The Globe Theatre
Information on the Globe's history, structure, actors and audience. Click on the link to download and construct a model of the Globe.

Shakespeare's Sonnets
Online texts, paraphrases, commentary, and teaching ideas.

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