Shakespeare Essential Questions -
  • How are Shakespearean tragedy and comedy both different and similar?
  • How can we use reading strategies to help us understand the language and syntax used by Shakespeare?
  • How have Shakespeare’s plays influenced today’s language?
  • Why should we read Shakespeare? How does reading Shakespeare reveal the universality of man?


Shakespeare Background Information -

"Why Shakespeare" Documentary:


"Shakespeare is Everywhere" (TEDTalk):


Shakespeare WebQuest handout:

A Midsummer Night's Dream Resources -

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Digital Text, full pdf)

A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide:

A Midsummer Night's Dream Vocabulary Chart:


Macbeth Resources -Macbeth (Folger Digital Text, full pdf)



Hamlet Resources -
Hamlet (Folger Digital Text, full pdf)
Hamlet Study Guide:

Hamlet on Cambio (CliffsNotes video):