Shakespeare Lesson Plans

A Free Collection of Shakespeare Lesson Plans and Workshop Ideas

Our free collection of Shakespeare lesson plans and workshop ideas has been designed for teachers looking to breathe new life into Shakespeare’s plays. Our Shakespeare lesson plans are written by our resident expert, Duncan Fewins. Each month he will provide practical exercises and performance tips to help teachers and students rediscover Shakespeare in the classroom.

The First Shakespeare Lesson

It's essential for teachers to make their first Shakespeare lesson practical, accessible and fun. Our "Teaching Shakespeare Columnist" shows you how to introduce the Bard in your first Shakespeare Lesson.

How to Teach Shakespeare Words

Shakespeare’s words and phrases are easier to understand than one might think. Our “Teaching Shakespeare Columnist” translates Shakespeare’s words for newcomers.

How to Prepare a Shakespeare Soliloquy

Our “Teaching Shakespeare Columnist” shows you how to develop the perfect Shakespeare soliloquy.

How to Speak Shakespearean Verse

Our “Teaching Shakespeare Columnist” provides a practical approach to an old question: how do you speak Shakespearian verse?

Develop your Shakespeare Interpretation Skills

This month our columnist shows you how to develop your Shakespeare Interpretation Skills.

Top Tips for Teaching Shakespeare

Share your top tips for teaching Shakespeare with English and drama educators from around the world.