Teachers’ Resources

Internet Shakespeare Editions
– This is a fabulous site where you can download fully editable electronic versions of Shakespeare’s Folio and Quarto texts. These are the same editions that HSF uses when when we produce our plays. Thank you, Michael Best!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – The noble work of MIT that offers modern texts and a searchable glossary.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet – Provides links to criticism, theatres, history and other educational information.

British Library: Shakespeare in Quarto – On this site you will find high-resolution scans of the British Library’s 93 copies of the 21 plays by William Shakespeare printed in quarto before the theatres were closed in 1642.

Explore Shakespeare with Google – Google, seach engine extraordinaire, has developed a great way to seach the works of William Shakespeare. His entire “oeuvre” is at your fingertips, enabling you to Search within Hamlet for “ to be or not to be” to read the rest of his famous soliloquy. Find out who called the world his ” oyster ” and why. Browse through a familiar play – or follow your curiosity to discover a new one. And if you decide you want to buy a copy, “All editions” will show you every version in Google Book Search, many of which are available for purchase.

Open Source Shakespeare – Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free Web site containing Shakespeare’s complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind. OSS includes the 1864 Globe Edition of the complete works, which was the definitive single-volume Shakespeare edition for over a half-century.

William Shakespeare: King of Theater

The Globe Playground –  Interactive website for children to learn about Shakespeare and The Globe.

Exploring Shakespeare – Aimed at 6-11 year olds ‘Exploring Shakespeare’ is an interactive film telling the story of two boys sneaking away from a tour to explore backstage at Shakespeare’s Globe. As well as the traditional way of following the narrative there are many opportunities to discover more by clicking on dynamic tags. The tags bring up quizzes, animations, and videos as well as four games based on backstage activities (stage manage The Tempest, cast Romeo & Juliet, dress a character for the Dream, and collect props for Macbeth).