Jaques is one of the best-loved characters from Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It. While he does not play a central role regarding the development of the plot, his pessimistic and contemplative nature makes him an interesting study for readers …
Top 5 Worst Shakespearean Kingdoms to Live In
If you’re sick of the state of politics, you’re in good company—a lot of Shakespeare’s characters were, too. Shakespeare’s plays are filled with terrible kings and queens, princesses and dukes, but we don’t usually talk about the ways that the …
9 of the Top Shakespearean Words Students Struggle With—and What They Mean
If you’re reading this post on words in Shakespeare’s plays that students struggle with, chances are you’re studying Shakespeare and are having a few issues with some of the language. Although Shakespeare wrote in Early Modern English, his writing contains …
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How to Teach Hamlet
Eight steps to guide your students through William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
How to Teach Shakespeare for the First Time
Eight strategies for teaching Shakespeare to your students for the first time.
5 Times King Lear Had Some (Surprisingly) Good Advice
Let's look at five times that Lear offered us some rather solid, if unconventional, advice.
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How to Understand Shakespeare’s Language
Admit it: reading Shakespeare is not your cup of tea. At first, trying to read Shakespeare’s works may seem like learning a foreign language. Performed for audiences over four centuries ago, Shakespeare’s plays were written in Early Modern English, so …
Shakespeare’s 400th Commemoration Contest WINNERS!
We asked you why you think William Shakespeare is still relevant, even 400 years after his death, and we are excited to share the winners below! Runners-up will receive 50 eNotes credits (to use on academic Q&A, essay review, and …
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