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Welcome to Shakespeare's Birthday Party!

This is the ultimate hub for anyone teaching Shakespeare and looking for (free) resources to engage students with the Bard!

Browse our collection of lesson tools to help you celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with your ELA or Theatre class today! 


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Get your free Shakespeare resource!

Why is Shakespeare such a big deal? Introduce your students to the Bard himself with a free e-learning video on William Shakespeare, taken from our popular Spotlight On: Shakespeare series. Use fun facts and clips from Shakespeare experts to build context and engage your students with the playwright's early life, rise to fame, and his lasting influence.
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Professional Development - Making Shakespeare Cool
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Making Shakespeare Cool is the professional learning experience loved by teachers!

With teaching demos, live discussions and lesson plans, you'll get all the tools you need to help you get your students excited about Shakespeare, once and for all!

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Continue the party year round! 

Every day can be a Shakespeare party with a subscription to Digital Theatre+! You'll have access to a huge collection of productions, educational videos, lesson plans, documentaries, student workbooks and so much more. Check out our top picks!


Bring the magic of Shakespeare’s plays into your classroom with hundreds of productions from Shakespeare’s Globe, the Donmar Warehouse, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and more. From classic stagings to modern retellings, get a range of performances to help students fall in love with Shakespeare!

Educational Videos

From Spotlight On: Shakespeare which is designed for younger learners, to a dedicated series on key Shakespeare plays, covering everything from theme to characters, you will be able to engage your students with these bite-sized videos!

Manga Shakespeare

Looking for something different? Manga Graphic Novels are a series of illustrated texts that adapt Shakespeare classics into modern, visually engaging comics designed for developing an understanding of the text.

Expert insights

Hear from Shakespeare experts on everything from getting into character to staging Shakespeare plays. With big names such as David Tennant, Ben Crystal and Professor Carol Chillington, there's insight from an expert no matter what you're teaching!

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