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Reading Shakespeare's Plays: a brief overview of Shakespeare's language for beginners (Amy Ulen, Shakespeare High).

Shakespeare's Life Handout: quick timeline with links to online materials related to Shakespeare's life (Amy Ulen, Shakespeare High).

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet: a very large collection of materials on Shakespeare, Early Modern Britain, and everything in between (Terry Gray, Palomar College).

Online Resources for Teachers at the Folger Shakespeare Library: Teaching materials developed over the last two decades by scholars and practitioners attending the library's annual Teaching Shakespeare Institute.

AskERIC Lesson Plans: lesson plans submitted by teachers to the ERIC online database.

Electronic Shakespeare: a comprehensive site maintained by Rosalind Tedford at Wake Forest University.

Shakespeare Resource Center: a comprehensive site maintained by J. M. Pressley.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: the re-created modern theatre in Southwark.

Concordances

Shakespeare Searched: an online concordance to the Shakespeare that allows you to search for words by specific play or speaker (or to find all occurrences).

Concordance of Shakespeare's Complete Works: an online concordance to the Open Source edition of Shakespeare that allows searching for parts of words, but which doesn't allow filtering by play and/or speaker.

Video

A Midsummer Night's Dream: What to Make of Magic (Part 1 of 3, Part 2 of 3, Part 3 of 3): A short documentary that shows challenging, innovative approaches to the portrayal of Shakespeare's fairies, including rare footage from Peter Brook's famous 1970 "white box" production. (Produced by the Open University and available from YouTube.) 

The Beatles Perform 'Pyramus and Thisbe': A short amateur performance of the play within the play from A Midsummer Night's Dream starring Paul as Pyramus, John as Thisbe, George as Moonshine, and Ringo as Lion.

 

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