The Oxford Shakespeare Project offers exciting new ways to bring Shakespeare to life in the classroom, in the lab, and at home! Online and print resources focus on active learning, critical thinking, thoughtful inquiry, and differentiated instruction.
Shakespeare Online includes:
  • Personal Playscripts (print and online)
  • Student Websites
  • Teacher Resources
Graphic Novels in 3 versions:
  • Original Text
  • Modern Text
  • Quick Text (print and online)
The Shakespeare Online Usage Report is now available! Click the cover below to see how Oxford technology is being employed by Canadian teachers to create exicting, dynamic, & powerful learning experiences for their students.
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Shakespeare Online
Shakespeare Online provides all students with a personal, meaningful, and powerful multimedia experience. Accessible anytime from anywhere, the site features well-known movies, stage and audio productions, photographs from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival archives, supports for basic understanding of plot, language, and characters, and an interactive version of the Playscript.

Now available: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Hamlet

For each play:
  • Personal Playscript (print and interactive versions),
  • Website, and
  • Teacher's Resource
Why Shakespeare? Video
Personal Playscript
Easy for teachers to manage. Easy for students to use.
  • Similar to a professional actor's or director's "working script"
  • Designed to be read, underlined, highlighted and written in
  • Both print and online versions included
  • Online version includes interactive learning tools and audio
    to aid comprehension
  • Includes a single-user student Online Registration Code

Click on the image to the right for sample student-annotated pages.
Sample playscript pages from Hamlet Online
Website Contents and Learning Tools
Website Contents
  • Full-length motion pictures, stage and audio productions
  • Exclusive production photographs from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival archives
  • Graphic Novels in quick text format (selected plays)
  • Interactive version of the Playscript

Learning Tools
  • Comprehension tools & Audio
  • Study tips, guided inquiry and self-check questions
  • Online notebook
  • Searchable glossary
Roll-over the tabs to the right to see a summary of the tab's content.
Teacher Resources
Active, experiential, and purposeful.
The Shakespeare Online Teacher Resources focus on reading for meaning, thinking critically, inquiring thoughtfully, participating
actively, and engaging with different kinds of texts and media.

Each teacher resource includes:
  • Over 50 strategies with short explanations
  • 8 to 10 scaffolded activities focusing on key scenes
  • Integration of the multi-media content from the site
  • Assessment support
  • Practical ideas for managing an active classroom environment
Kathy Gould Lundy Picture
Series Consultant and Author:

Kathy Gould Lundy

  • Extensive classroom experience in literacy, English, and drama
  • Teacher for Stratford Shakespeare Festival actors who work in Ontario schools.
  • Author: "Talking to Learn" (Oxford 2011)
  • Graphic Novels
    Shakespeare for ALL students!
    • Three print versions with the same stunning artwork let all students enjoy the plays:
      • Original Text: complete original script
      • Modern Text: complete play in modern English
      • Quick Text: complete play with less dialogue
      • Click here to compare all three versions

    • Quick Text version included in Shakespeare Online
    • Historical information and Shakespeare in Canada
      also included
    Macbeth Graphic Novel Scene
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