Warm-up

Is Shakespeare Relevant to Modern Audiences? - YouTube

Is Shakespeare Relevant to Modern Audiences? – YouTube (1:49) https://youtu.be/WGZf5uAGGlsThe Canonisation of Shakespeare – Introductory Video, created using PowToon

Songs

God, I Hate Shakespeare (Lyric Video) - Something Rotten! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - YouTube

God, I Hate Shakespeare (Lyric Video) – Something Rotten! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/WyOjkFhhrnQBrian D’Arcy James, John Cariani and the cast of Something Rotten on Broadway sing “God, I Hate Shakespeare!”

Horrible Histories William Shakespeare Song - YouTube

Horrible Histories William Shakespeare Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/65Cy4-rfd24Horrible Histories William Shakespeare Song this has got to be a good one for William Shakespeare quotes. This was recorded live from series 4 episode 11.  Lyrics here

Sonnet XVIII: Shakespeare and Hip Hop - YouTube

Sonnet XVIII: Shakespeare and Hip Hop – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/2FmvH5hTBnAXVIth century Verona like today’s L.A.Classics: study the past to understand the present. A hip-hop version with lyrics on screen

 

Shakespeare In Love (Lyrics) Layla Kaylif - YouTube

Shakespeare In Love (Lyrics) Layla Kaylif – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/3iF77bHCmkYLyrics to Shakespeare In Love, sung by Layla Kaylif.     

 

Miranda Cosgrove - Shakespeare Lyrics - YouTube

Shakespeare, sung by Miranda Cosgrove, with lyrics

 

"Low" Parody - *Shakespeare Rap* - YouTube

 This is a rap exploring the deep and sometimes agonizing encounters the legendary poet and writer William Shakespeare.

Vocabulary

Shakespeare's words and expressions - YouTube

Some of the 2000 words and expressions coined by Shakespeare.
An animated PowerPoint presentation on YouTube

 

10 WORDS SHAKESPEARE INVENTED (Now You Know #6) - YouTube

10 WORDS SHAKESPEARE INVENTED (Now You Know #6) – YouTube (3:57) https://youtu.be/BjqbY4uJjTAShakespeare was quite the wordsmith. He invented countless words and phrases. Words explained in their origin in a funny way

 

Though this be madness - Shakespeare Speaks - YouTube

Though this be madness – Shakespeare Speaks – YouTube (4 min each)https://youtu.be/kPmSF49n1dg?list=PLcetZ6gSk968Ihu1V8KH4shxeq2auxC0_Hamlet appears to be going mad… and we look at phrases to say that someone’s behaviour is strange or silly. The first in a playlist of 5 short animated plays describing how Shakespeare might have come up with some of his idioms. Script and activities available below.

 

Shakespeare's Guide to Insulting People - YouTube

Shakespeare’s Guide to Insulting People – YouTube  (3:30) https://youtu.be/0KjC99riOw4A video showing and describing some of S’s insults

If Shakespearean Insults Were Used Today - Anglophenia Ep 13 - YouTube

If Shakespearean Insults Were Used Today – Anglophenia Ep 13 – YouTube (1:44)https://youtu.be/P_Uej8LJ48QSiobhan Thompson reacts to everyday office frustrations with some barbs from the Bard.

 

Shakespearean Insults - YouTube

Shakespearean Insults – YouTube (1:28) https://youtu.be/eF0TjC3IfU4Insulting sentences with background music                                          

 

Lesson Plans

Shakespeare | LearnEnglish | British Council

Shakespeare | LearnEnglish | British Councilhttp://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/shakespeareWhy are Shakespeare’s plays so popular 400 years after his death? Find out in these videos and improve your English with the exercises.

 

Did Shakespeare write his plays? - Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams | TED-Ed

Did Shakespeare write his plays? – Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams | TED-Ed (4:06)http://ed.ted.com/lessons/did-shakespeare-write-his-plays-natalya-st-clair-and-aaron-williamsSome people question whether Shakespeare really wrote the works that bear his name – or whether he even existed at all. Could it be true that the greatest writer in the English language was as fictional as his plays? TedEd Lesson

Reading

Shakespeare Text and exercises to print (pdf)

No Fear Shakespeare: Shakespeare's plays plus a modern translation you can understand

No Fear Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s plays plus a modern translation you can understandhttp://nfs.sparknotes.com/No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare’s language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today.

BBC - Drama - 60 Second Shakespeare - Shakespeare's plays, themes and characters

BBC – Drama – 60 Second Shakespeare – Shakespeare’s plays, themes and charactershttp://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/60secondshakespeare/themes_index.shtmlOur IT teaching expert Paul Sibson guides you through organising classroom sessions around exploring Shakespeare’s plays, themes and characters in a 60 Second Shakespeare. S’s plays written as newspaper articles

 

Minimized Shakespeare: very short versions of Shakespeare plays

Minimized Shakespeare: very short versions of Shakespeare playshttp://minimizedshakespeare.com/Shakespeare is Difficult simplifiedshakespeare.com is less difficult   abbreviatedshakespeare.com is easier   condensedshakespeare.com is much easier, minimised is the easiest

BBC Learning English - Course: shakespeare / Unit 1

BBC Learning English – Course: shakespeare / Unit 1http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/shakespeareShakespeare Speaks was produced by BBC Learning English in partnership with The Open University. A series of video-based lessons on Shakespeare’s language

Listening

BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Shakespeare in plain English

BBC Learning English – 6 Minute English / Shakespeare in plain English (6:11)http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-151029Should the difficult language of Shakespeare be

30 Days of Shakespeare | The New York Public Library

30 Days of Shakespeare | The New York Public Library (2-3 min each)http://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/03/31/30-days-shakespeare?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referralWe asked thirty staff members to select and read their favorite Shakespeare speech, monologue, or sonnet.

Viewing

What Shakespeare's English Sounded Like - and how we know - YouTube

What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like – and how we know – YouTube (6:33)https://youtu.be/WeW1eV7Oc5ABotched rhymes, buried puns and a staged accent that sounds more Victorian than Elizabethan. No More!

William Shakespeare: Background for His Works (clip) - YouTube

William Shakespeare: Background for His Works (clip) – YouTube (2:22) https://youtu.be/8xHer6dO0eEA commentator telling about S’s career to a video of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays

William Shakespeare – in a nutshell - YouTube

William Shakespeare – in a nutshell – YouTube  (2:26) https://youtu.be/ocrgDc6W7Es“Romeo and Juliet”, “Hamlet”, “Othello” – the list of Shakespeare’s masterpieces is very long… Animated pictures and clear speech

 

Shakespeare's Top 10 Deaths - How To Be Epic - CBBC - YouTube

Shakespeare’s Top 10 Deaths – How To Be Epic – CBBC – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ZoHvLmSBKYcShakespeare came up with some creative ways of killing off his characters – check out these top ten Shakespearean deaths. See more Shakespearean Epicness in …

 

Romeo and Juliet

Script for Romeo and Juliet to act as a play

Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting - Romeo & Juliet Part I: Crash Course English Literature #2 - YouTube

Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting – Romeo & Juliet Part I: Crash Course English Literature #2 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/I4kz-C7GryYIn which John Green examines Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare. John delves into the world of Bill Shakespeare’s famous star-crossed lovers and examines …

Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II: Crash Course English Literature #3 - YouTube

Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II: Crash Course English Literature #3 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/9J4hoAatGRQIn which John Green returns to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to explore the themes of true love, lust, and whether Romeo and Juliet were truly, deep…

Romeo and Juliet in Three Minutes - YouTube

Romeo and Juliet in Three Minutes – YouTube (3:10) https://youtu.be/sbxAwDauDwoLearn the story of Romeo and Juliet in style, discovering the intricate webs of vast knowledge associated with the story and it’s writer.

 

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet summary - YouTube

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet summary – YouTube (9:18) https://youtu.be/dRrvQ1vZxcgCheck out Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Video SparkNote: Quick and easy synopsis of the Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet.

 

Romeo and Juliet Summary by Shmoop - YouTube

Romeo and Juliet Summary by Shmoop – YouTube (4:29)https://youtu.be/2Q6hIVRa_QAOur parents always warned us that rushing into marriage was a bad idea. Cartoon version with funny commentators

 

Romeo and Juliet Cartoon Parody - YouTube

Romeo and Juliet Cartoon Parody – YouTube (8:42)https://youtu.be/dersUM9QUtsA parody to the Famous Romeo and Juliet play written by William Shakespeare. The lines and scenes have been paraphrased for easy understanding, with audio and speech bubbles

 

Shakespeare close-ups: What's in a name? - UR Skola

Shakespeare close-ups: What’s in a name? – UR Skola (8:35) http://urskola.se/Produkter/172278-Shakespeare-close-ups-What-s-in-a-nameA monologue by a British actress about the role of Juliet, from UR.se. English subtitles available

 

Shakespeare’s accent - YouTube

Shakespeare’s accent – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Hi-rejaoP7UBill Crystal recites Romeo and Juliet the way it may have sounded at Shakespeare’s time

Other Plays

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's Hamlet Summary - YouTube

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare’s Hamlet Summary – YouTube (9:21)https://youtu.be/t0CqUTmwKiMQuick and easy synopsis of the Shakespeare play, Hamlet.

Hamlet Summary by Shmoop - YouTube

Hamlet Summary by Shmoop – YouTube (5:27)https://youtu.be/LxEs-K8o1MIIf you’re in the play Hamlet, and your name is Fortinbras… you are a lucky, lucky man. Except for the fact that your name is “Fortinbras.”

 

Shakespeare-The Animated Tales: Hamlet - Vìdeo Dailymotion

Shakespeare-The Animated Tales: Hamlet – Vìdeo Dailymotion (25:42) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xiind_shakespeare-the-animated-tales-haml_shortfilms“Shakespeare: The Animated Tales” Original language, with subtitles

 

Shakespeare in Shorts - HAMLET - YouTube

Shakespeare in Shorts – HAMLET – YouTube (3:00)https://youtu.be/gIs1o25kDgkWilliam Shakespeare has retired to a tropical island, wearing colourful shorts and sipping on a fruity drink…

 

Shakespeare close-ups: To be or not to be - UR Skola

Shakespeare close-ups: To be or not to be – UR Skola (8:35) http://urskola.se/Produkter/172279-Shakespeare-close-ups-To-be-or-not-to-beA monologue by a British actor about the role of Hamlet, from UR.se. English subtitles available

 

Shakespeare close-ups: How should I your true love know? - UR Skola

Shakespeare close-ups: How should I your true love know? – UR Skola (8:35) http://urskola.se/Produkter/172280-Shakespeare-close-ups-How-should-I-your-true-love-knowA monologue by a British actress about the role of Ophelia in Hamlet, from UR.se. English subtitles available

 

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's Macbeth summary - YouTube

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare’s Macbeth summary – YouTube (9:20)https://youtu.be/uzAujyWpK_sCheck out Shakespeare’s Macbeth Video SparkNote: Quick and easy Macbeth synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play.

 

Macbeth by Shmoop - YouTube

Macbeth by Shmoop – YouTube (3:05)https://youtu.be/iA3OD08-XGo Don’t ever speak his name in a theatre unless you really want to tick off some superstitious actors.

 

Shakespeare_ The Animated Tales - 01x03 - Macbeth Eng subs - Video Dailymotion

Shakespeare_ The Animated Tales – 01×03 – Macbeth Eng subs – Video Dailymotion (9:44)http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x272nl9_shakespeare-the-animated-tales-01×03-macbeth-eng-subs_shortfilms From the series Shakespeare, The animated tales in three parts

 

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's King Lear summary - YouTube

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare’s King Lear summary – YouTube (9:59)https://youtu.be/ptXr7LKylpgCheck out Shakespeare’s King Lear Video SparkNote: Quick and easy King Lear synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play.

 

King Lear by Shmoop - YouTube

King Lear by Shmoop – YouTube (2:44)https://youtu.be/E-n9HbYQkaMKing Lear was an evil king. He wanted pain and for everyone to be in a world of hurt. But after his death, we wonder why he died. Was it from a broken heart?…

 

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's Othello summary - YouTube

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare’s Othello summary – YouTube (9:12)https://youtu.be/Bp6LqSgukOUCheck out William Shakespeare’s Othello Video SparkNote: Quick and easy Othello synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes …

 

Othello Summary by Shmoop - YouTube

Othello Summary by Shmoop – YouTube (3:40)https://youtu.be/upmMKz1PuMU Iago comes up with a crazy, convoluted conspiracy to take down Othello…but ends up dying anyway. …

 

Othello in Three Minutes - YouTube

Othello in Three Minutes – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/iP2qQT6MuBQOthello is a play by Shakespeare for you younger folk.                         …

 

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream summary - YouTube

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream summary – YouTube (6:46)https://youtu.be/M1wMfOwlAZ8Check out Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Video SparkNote: Quick and easy A Midsummer Night’s Dream synopsis, analysis, and discussion …

 

Shakespeare The Animated Tales- A Midsummer Night-u0027s Dream. on Vimeo

Shakespeare The Animated Tales- A Midsummer Night’s Dream. on Vimeo (25:40)https://vimeo.com/68294795This is “Shakespeare The Animated Tales- A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” by Jeffrey on Vimeo, Commentator, and some dialogue

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream Summary by Shmoop - YouTube

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Summary by Shmoop – YouTube  (3:41)https://youtu.be/Twz-BuzvBM0Love potions are tricky business (not that we’ve ever tried using one, of course). They can make you fall in love with the wrong person…or, in the case of …

 

The Merchant of Venice Summary by Shmoop - YouTube

The Merchant of Venice Summary by Shmoop – YouTube (3:52)https://youtu.be/fAjOMs8u4BoWe tend to think of Shakespeare as the timeless author who did nothing but craft beautiful, hilarious plays for our enjoyment.

 

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar summary - YouTube

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Summary – YouTube (9:00)https://youtu.be/kgyAPrv30egCheck out William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Video SparkNote: Quick and easy Julius Caesar synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes…

 

Julius Caesar Summary by Shmoop - YouTube

Julius Caesar Summary by Shmoop – YouTube (3:22)https://youtu.be/79_XlPinhPMWe totally understand loving your country but don’t murder your best friend over it. That’s a bit over the top.

Shakespeare close-ups: I am your wife - UR Skola

Shakespeare close-ups: I am your wife – UR Skola (8:33) http://urskola.se/Produkter/172281-Shakespeare-close-ups-I-am-your-wifeA monologue by a British actress, about the role of Miranda in The Storm, from UR.se. English subtitles available

 

Shakespeare close-ups: All the world is a stage - UR Skola

Shakespeare close-ups: All the world is a stage – UR Skola (8:34) http://urskola.se/Produkter/172282-Shakespeare-close-ups-All-the-world-is-a-stageA monologue by a British actor, performing the famous speech from As You Like It, from UR.se. English subtitles available

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