Shakespeare Online

July 29th, 2008 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Shakespeare Online

Age Range: 12 and up (middle school level and beyond)

ClickScholar Nancy Hogan recommended this website that offers all of Shakespeare’s works online along with articles and analysis of his life and works – and much more!

The site is produced by Amanda Mabillard who holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alberta in Canada and focused on Shakespeare and Renaissance political philosophy in both undergraduate and graduate school. She also happens to be the Shakespeare Guide on, so some of her articles link to material posted there.

When you get to the site you’ll see the featured content in the center of the screen including a link to a detailed biography of Shakespeare. Below that are links to featured articles on Shakespeare’s characters (including a Shakespearean Character Quiz), his plays, his birth, his death and will, and unusual Shakespeare facts.

Use the menu on the left side of the screen to access all of his plays and poems along with analysis, essays, plots, a biography of Shakespeare scholars, and a fun selection of Shakespeare quizzes. (You’ll also find recommended books and videos for sale.)

Use the menu on the right side of the screen to see the latest scholarly articles added to the site this week, get the answer to the question of the day, and access a Shakespeare glossary, an explanation of Hamlet’s and MacBeth’s soliloquies, a Shakespeare timeline, Shakespeare quotations, and even instruction in how to study Shakespeare.

The content here is comprehensive and terrific resource for homeschool families. As Nancy wrote when she recommended the site, “I read ‘Othello’ yesterday and really enjoyed the online experience… I also love the cost effectiveness of reading online since Shakespeare books are not inexpensive or always available.” Bookmark this one so you can return often. :)


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