No Fear Shakespeare

May 18th, 2022 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

It’s Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Barnes & Noble: No Fear Shakespeare


Grades 9 & up approximately, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website, created by SparkNotes whose mission is “to help you make sense of confusing schoolwork,” offers a free translation of Shakespeare’s works into modern-day language. You can actually see Shakespeare’s works side-by-side with a translation into the kind of English people actually speak today.

When you get to the website, you’ll see a list of Shakespeare’s works including:

  • As You Like It
  • Hamlet
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • And much more!

Click on any title and a new page opens with the table of contents of that particular work. Click on any Act/Scene and a new page opens displaying the original text and the modern text.

This is a terrific resource tool that promotes understanding and makes this literature more accessible.


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