Below, you’ll find a list of even more of the great (and free!
) resources we offer for Shakespeare’s works, as well as 4 new videos that explore everything from an English teacher’s tips for studying Shakespeare to who’s to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Resources Videos Shakespeare’s Life & Works In spite of the fact that he’s been dead for over 400 years, we know more about the life of William Shakespeare than you might realize.
This video describes key events in the Bard’s life and how historians and critics believe those events could have influenced the plays we’re still reading today.
The original Globe Theatre William Shakespeare was born 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
His father John was a leather merchant while his mother Mary was the daughter of wealthy farmer.In 1613, the Globe Theatre burned down when the thatched roof caught fire during a performance of Henry VIII.It was rebuilt the following year with a tiled roof, but was later demolished during the Puritan era (when all theatres were closed) to make room for housing.He also introduced nearly 3,000 words to the English language.Find out more about this talented man who continues to influence our lives over 400 years after his death.William also wrote plays for the group, which became very popular.Some of these early plays include The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.If you need a break from studying, check out one of these hilarious Shakespeare slideshows from our blog!Learn about William Shakespeare, the world's most famous playwright, and enjoy our colouring pages and printable activities, puzzles and worksheets.William had two older sisters and three younger brothers.William went to the local grammar school where he studied history, Greek and Latin.