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Did you know?

William Shakespeare died on the same day he was born

Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616. He was born in April 1564. No one knows the exact day, but as he was baptised on 26th April, it’s very likely he was born on April 23rd. During his life he wrote at least 37 plays and 150 sonnets.

  • A beautiful introduction to every play

    The Usborne Complete Shakespeare

    The Usborne Complete Shakespeare
    A beautiful introduction to every play

    The Usborne Complete Shakespeare

    Age: 8+


    This collection of stories from all Shakespeare’s plays, with beautiful illustrations and quotations, is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Each story includes short details about the main characters, and famous and memorable quotations from the play. This is a fabulous book that will be referred to again and again, by both children and adults.

Shakespeare Activity Sheets

Here's some Shakespeare colouring sheets, puzzles and activities for different ages.
Top Shakespeare websites

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Video clips, guides, quizzes and more about Shakespeare's life and plays.

From the blog

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