This is Shakespeare Week 2019

Discover our amazing collection of Shakespeare resources for primary and secondary pupils to use to celebrate this year's Shakespeare week, taking place 18th to 24th March.

Shakespeare Week is an annual national celebration of William Shakespeare, giving pupils the chance to encounter his characters, stories and language.

Highlights from these resources include:

  • An exploration of the role of the supernatural in Shakespeare's plays.
  • An introduction to The Tempest told via eight video clips.
  • A documentary exploring the world in which Shakespeare lived.
  • The retelling of some of the Bards most famous pieces by modern day writers.
Who was William Shakespeare? Newsround’s Leah Gooding and Ricky Boleto investigate Shakespeare’s life, visiting the Globe Theatre and speaking to experts to find out more about the great writer.

Primary Resources

Shakespeare in Shorts
The Tempest
Shakespeare's Theatre
Shakespeare's World
Introducing Shakespeare
Shakespeare Musical
Shakespeare Retold


Secondary Resources

Shakespeare themes
Shakespeare Songs
Shakespeare Unlocked - Julius Caesar
Making Shakespeare Contemporary
Othello – Themes and Contemporary Approach


Live Lessons

Shakespeare: Unplugged - Live Lesson
Shakespeare: Text Detectives - Live Lesson