myShakespeare

Media-rich, full-text editions of Shakespeare's plays

Interactive Content
Interviews with the characters illuminate themes and ignite discussion.
Screenshot of character interview video.
Performances of key scenes bring Shakespeare's language to life.
Screenshot of play performance video
Animated videos explore the plays and their contexts.
Screenshot of animated video.
Complete audio recordings emphasize clarity and comprehension.
Screenshot of play text and audio recording playing.
Our contemporary translation makes Shakespeare's language more approachable.
Screenshot of Modern English translation tool.
Popup notes offer insights into Shakespeare's literary devices.
Screenshot of play popup feature.
Study Tools
The Notebook compiles all student work in one place for easy reference.
Screenshot of myShakespeare Notebook feature.
Multiple choice questions check comprehension as students read.
Screenshot of multiple choice quiz question.
Written responses allow students to respond to interpretive questions with their own takeaways.
Screenshot of written answer quiz.
Students can highlight and annotate to engage with the text and respond to assignments.
Screenshot of play annotation and highlight tool.
Students can easily save, export, and share their Notebook contents with their teacher.
Screenshot of Export to Google Drive feature.

Teacher Testimonials

This is an excellent resource for any teacher's Hamlet curriculum. My students enjoyed a different take on a classic Shakespearean play. I highly recommend it for any high school English class studying Hamlet.

Pam W.

I have tried many film versions of Macbeth to help my students understand the Bard, but this is a great supplement to their studies. It explores not only the language, but the motives and emotions of the characters, and does it in a satirical, talk-show format, with "commercials" and songs. The students really get it!

Amy

As an English teacher for 15 years, I have never found a resource that effectively grabs the students’ attention like this one. I was able to do my Macbeth unit in two weeks, and they learned more than if I had taught it in six weeks. It was awesome!

H.

Your site is gorgeous. I am teaching Hamlet to 5th- and 6th-graders, which is a tall task, and your layout gives all kinds of possibilities for explaining lines and passages from the play. Students love playing around with the videos. Just beautiful work. Thank you.

Nils S.