How to Study Shakespeare

A Few Ideas For Getting Started:

Read one or two re-tellings to learn the plot of the play
Read a book about Shakespeare and his times
Act out scenes from the play (using own words)
Draw pictures of the play (if artistic and so inclined!)
Read aloud a few of the more exciting speeches and scene
Watch a video / DVD of the play
Read (and act out) as much of the play as excites your child’s interest
Best of all, see a live performance!
An Introduction to Shakespeare by Maria Rioux
Comedy of Errors
Henry V
Julius Caesar
Much Ado About Nothing
The Merchant of Venice
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
Plays (by Shakespeare and Maria Rioux)
The Merchant of Venice
Julius Caesar
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