Learning about the Renaissance, Elizabethan England and William Shakespeare adds immeasurable richness to the experience of attending a live performance of one of Shakespeare’s plays. These links offer additional information and resources that can help your students learn more about William Shakespeare, his writings, Queen Elizabeth I, and the life and times of Elizabethan England in the 1500’s.


     The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (MIT)

     William Shakespeare Info Website

     Folger Shakespeare Library

     Shakespeare’s Globe: Teaching Resources

     British Library Shakespeare Teacher Resources

     Royal Shakespeare Company Teacher Resources 

     Shakespeare for Kids




     Queen Elizabeth I

     Queen Elizabeth I – Britannica

     Queen Elizabeth I, Life and Times





     Shakespeare’s Globe – Official Site

     Shakespeare’s Globe – Britannica






     Resource Guide to Elizabethan Era Costumes