Learn Shakespeare


Learn how to read and interpret Shakespeare's works in this section, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, and more.  While you're at it, learn about iambic pentameter!

We have 13 resources for learning Shakespeare including educational iPhone & iPad Apps, Mac Software, Windows Software, Android Apps, and Kindle & Other eBooks, from providers such as MindConnex, Jessica Bauman, Touch Press , and Gresham College.


$20

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Enhanced Edition)


9th - College | iPhone/iPad, Mac OS

The WordPlay™ Shakespeare Series gives readers a new and better way to understand Shakespeare’s works by presenting his peerless verse and prose next to carefully filmed performances. About The...

Free

Classic Shakespeare


9th - College | Online/YouTube video

In his first series of Gresham lectures, Sir Jonathan Bate explores the many ways in which Shakespeare's imagination was shaped by the stories, ideas, and figures of ancient Greece and Rome.

$8

Globe Education Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet


6th - High School | iPhone/iPad

The Globe Education Shakespeare series presents a bold new approach to exploring Romeo and Juliet with 11—16 year olds. Activities and unique resources from Shakespeare’s Globe enable students to...

$20

Macbeth (Enhanced Edition)


8th - College | iPhone/iPad, Mac OS

Half the Page is a Stage™ with The WordPlay™ Shakespeare Series. This revolutionary eBook gives reader/viewers a new way to learn and love Shakespeare. On the left page, you see Shakespeare’s text....

$20

Romeo and Juliet (Enhanced Edition)


8th - College | iPhone/iPad, Mac OS

Shakespeare never intended for his plays to be read by his audience – they were meant to be seen. WordPlay Shakespeare combines video and text to create a revolutionary new way to experience...

$15

Shakespeare in Bits - A Midsummer Night's Dream


8th - High School | Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac OS, Windows

MindConnex Learning offers an easier way to learn and teach using rich, contemporary multimedia designed to engage all the senses and create empowering, relevant and personalized learning...

$15

Shakespeare in Bits - Hamlet


8th - High School | Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac OS, Windows

MindConnex Learning offers an easier way to learn and teach using rich, contemporary multimedia designed to engage all the senses and create empowering, relevant and personalized learning...

$15

Shakespeare in Bits - Julius Caesar


8th - High School | Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac OS, Windows

MindConnex Learning offers an easier way to learn and teach using rich, contemporary multimedia designed to engage all the senses and create empowering, relevant and personalized learning...

$15

Shakespeare in Bits - Macbeth


8th - High School | Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac OS, Windows

MindConnex Learning offers an easier way to learn and teach using rich, contemporary multimedia designed to engage all the senses and create empowering, relevant and personalized learning...

$15

Shakespeare in Bits - Romeo & Juliet


8th - High School | Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac OS, Windows

MindConnex Learning offers an easier way to learn and teach using rich, contemporary multimedia designed to engage all the senses and create empowering, relevant and personalized learning...

$14

Shakespeare’s Sonnets


9th - College | iPhone/iPad

Star performances All 154 poems are performed by an all-star cast including Sir Patrick Stewart, Kim Cattrall, Stephen Fry and David Tennant. The text highlights line by line as each sonnet is...

$10

Shakespeare's The Tempest


High School - College | iPhone/iPad

Visconsi works on Shakespeare and seventeenth century literature along with contemporary First Amendment doctrine, and it was while studying the ways that digital mediation has transformed freedom...

$10

The Shakespeare Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)


9th - College | ebook/Kindle, Book

Packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and inspirational quotes, The Shakespeare Book is the perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare. Every work is covered, from the comedies...

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