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'The Tempest' Act 1 – Scene by Scene Summary
Our summary for 'The Tempest' Act 1 is the perfect study guide to the opening act of Shakespeare's most magical play. 'The Tempest' Act 1 Summary and Analysis.

The Shakespeare Authorship Controversy
The Shakespeare authorship controversy has been raging for years. We bring the key facts and historical evidence behind the Shakespeare authorship controversy.

Character Analysis of Prospero From 'The Tempest'
Prospero is one of Shakespeare's most memorable and magical characters, yet it is sometimes difficult for an audience to identify with him, as this Prospero character analysis reveals.

'The Tempest' Summary for Students
This ‘The Tempest’ summary captures the essence of Shakespeare’s most magical play. ‘The Tempest’ summary is an ideal study .

"Hamlet" Themes, An Introduction
A list with links for further study of revenge, death, uncertainty, sexuality and the state of Denmark in Shakespeare's tragedy.

Caliban in 'The Tempest' - Character Profile
Prospero is one of Shakespeare's most memorable and magical characters, yet it is sometimes difficult for an audience to identify with him, as this Prospero character analysis reveals.

Sonnet 18 Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day
Read the complete text to Sonnet 18

Women in Shakespeare: 'Shrews' in Shakespeare Tragedies
Women in Shakespeare tragedy - especially the so-called 'shrews' - are a lively area of feminist debate. We explore the key characters.

Katherine from 'The Taming of the Shrew' - Character Analysis
Discover Katherine from 'The Taming of the Shrew' in our character analysis.

Petruccio from 'The Taming of the Shrew' - Character Analysis
Who is Petruccio from 'The Taming of the Shrew'? Find out in our character analysis.

'The Taming of The Shrew' Themes
Our study guide to 'The Taming of The Shrew' gudes you through the themes in 'The Taming of The Shrew'.

'The Taming of the Shrew': A Feminist Reading
How should modern-day feminists read 'The Taming of the Shrew'? We guide you though.

Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) Character Profile - Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet are literature's most famous lovers. Read our character profile of Juliet here.

Introducing Shakespeare's Women in His Plays
Discover how Shakespeare presented women in his plays and what this says about the Bard's view of women and their status in Elizabethan and Jacobean society.

William Shakespeare - How Many Plays?
William Shakespeare - How Many Plays? Discover the answer on About.com along with answers to other essential Shakespeare questions.

'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 5, Scene 2 Analysis (Part 2)
We continue our analysis of 'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 5, Scene 2. We retell the complex plot of this scene in plain modern English.

'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 4, Scene 5 and 6 Analysis
Our study guide to 'The Taming of the Shrew' provides analysis of Act 4, Scene 5 and Scene 6 of this classic play.

'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 4, Scene 3 Analysis
A study guide to 'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 4, Scene 3 - all in plain speaking modern English!

Discover the Mysterious Shakespeare Lost Years
The gaps in Shakespeare’s biography have become known as the Shakespeare lost years. Our guide explores the main theories surrounding the Bard’s activities and whereabouts during the Shakespeare lost years.

What Are the Main Sources Used in Shakespeare's Plays?
The stories told in Shakespeare’s plays are not original. We reveal the main Shakespeare sources used to write the plays.

How To Speak Shakespearean Verse
Unlike modern plays, Shakespeare and his contemporaries wrote plays in verse. This is a poetic framework that gives characters a structured speech pattern and enhances their authority.

A Guide to the Main 'Macbeth' Themes
Read about all of the main 'Macbeth' themes with our concise 'Macbeth' theme guide. The 'Macbeth' themes covered include ambition and guilt.

Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'- Forest vs Court Setting
In 'As You Like It', setting is very important. This article compares how the forest and the court are presented and considers what this says about the class struggle at the heart of the play.

'King Lear': Act by Act Analysis
In depth play analysis for Shakespeare's 'King Lear', Act by Act. Analysis of the key plot developments and themes is designed to help your study of Shakespeare's 'King Lear'.

'King Lear' Characters
'King Lear' is one of Shakespeare's most wonderful plays with some of his most daring characters. This 'King Lear' character study provides analysis on all the main characters.

'Othello' - Scene by Scene Summary
This 'Othello' scene by scene summary is the perfect study guide to Shakespeare's play. Each scene is clearly summarised in plain English to aid study.

'Romeo and Juliet' Theme – 'Romeo and Juliet' Theme Analysis
This 'Romeo and Juliet' theme analysis reveals how love and fate are treated in 'Romeo and Juliet'. Theme analysis can help you study Shakespeare’s classic love story in more depth.

Love Shakespeare?
Do you love Shakespeare? Here’s 5 reasons why everyone should love Shakespeare. Read on!

Who Was Shakespeare?
Who was Shakespeare? Without doubt he was the greatest poet and dramatist the Western world has ever seen. However, this simple question has a complex answer! In asking “who was Shakespeare?” we discover the Bard’s eventful life, the reasons for his popularity and reveal the authorship controversy: Exactly who was Shakespeare?

'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 4, Scene 1 Analysis
This analysis of 'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 4, Scene 1 guides you though the scene, step-by-step.

'Romeo and Juliet' Characters – Studying the Main 'Romeo and Juliet' Characters
Analysis and commentary on all the main 'Romeo and Juliet' characters including Romeo, Juliet and other 'Romeo and Juliet' characters.

'Romeo and Juliet' Study Guide and Summary
Our 'Romeo and Juliet' study guide and Summary is the best place to kick-start your study of Shakespeare's best loved play. Find out why 'Romeo and Juliet' has been so enduring.

'The Tempest' Characters – A Guide to 'The Tempest' Characters
Who are the main 'The Tempest' characters? Why is Prospero so powerful? Is Caliban really a monster? Is the magical Ariel a man or a woman? Find out in our 'The Tempest' characters guide.

'Macbeth' Characters – A Guide to 'Macbeth' Characters
Who are the main 'Macbeth' characters? Why does Macbeth murder? What do the three witches do? What happens to Lady Macbeth? Find out in our 'Macbeth' characters guide.

'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 2, Scene 1 Analysis (Part 2)
Our analysis of 'The Taming of the Shrew' Act 2, Scene 1 is here to help you overcome Shakespeare's difficult language and understand the play.

'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 3, Scene 1 Analysis
Looking for an in-depth analysis for 'The Taming of the Shrew' Act 3, Scene 1? Everything you need to know about this classic scene is here in straightforward English.

'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 1, Scene 1 Analysis
In-depth analysis for students of 'The Taming of the Shrew' Act 1, Scene 1, written to accompany Shakespeare's original text.

Top 3 Kate Speeches from 'The Taming of the Shrew'
We bring you the top 3 speeches from the acid-tongued Kate Minola from 'The Taming of the Shrew'.

'The Taming of the Shrew': Act 1, Scene 2 Analysis
This in-depth analysis of 'The Taming of the Shrew' Act 1, Scene 2, is designed to be read alongside Shakespeare's original text.

'The Merchant of Venice' Summary: Act 5, Scene 1 (Part 1)
In our 'The Merchant of Venice' Summary Act 5, Scene 1, we look at the final scene of this classic play. After a complex plot, Shakespeare ties all the plotlines together with skill and mastery.

Top 3 Shylock Quotes and Speeches
We bring you the best Shylock quotes and speeches that made him the most memorable character from The Merchant of Venice.

'Othello' Act 5, Scene 2 Summary (Part 1)
'Othello' Act 5, Scene 2 is a classic scene from Shakespeare's 'Othello'. This plain-English summary provides the perfect study guide.

'Othello' Act 1, Scene 3 Summary
In 'Othello' Act 1, Scene 3 is an important scene. Find out why in our scene by scene 'Othello' summary.

'King Lear': Act 4 Analysis (Scenes 1-5)
An in-depth analysis of Shakespeare's 'King Lear', Act 4 (Scenes 1-5). Our Analysis is designed to improve your understanding of Shakespeare's 'King Lear'.

'As You Like It' Characters: Duke Senior and Other Characters
This analysis of 'As You Like It' characters focuses on Duke Senior's exiled court which has now moved deep into the forest.

Bottom – Character Analysis
Bottom from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is the classic comic fool and one of the play's most memorable characters. This character analysis will help you appreciate why Bottom is so loved!

'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 2
Read the complete text to 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 2 on About.com and see the love plot thicken between Romeo and Juliet, the two star-crossed lovers.

Angelo and Isabella Character Analysis
The relationship between Angelo and Isabella is pivotal in 'Measure for Measure'. Find out why in our Angelo and Isabella character analysis.

Duke Vincentio Character Analysis
This character analysis for Duke Vincentio from 'Measure for Measure' reveals everything you need to know to analyse this difficult character.

'Measure for Measure': Act 5, Scene 1 Analysis (Part 2)
We continue our analysis of Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure' Act 5. Designed to be read alongside the original text, this is the perfect study guide for students looking to unpick this complex play.

'Measure for Measure' Summary - Plot Summary
Are you looking for a 'Measure for Measure' summary? Look no further! The entire plot is summarised into one short article!

‘Hamlet’ Act 2 Scene Guide – A Study Guide to ‘Hamlet’ Act 2 Scene 1-2
‘Hamlet’ Act 2 scene guide - This ‘Hamlet’ Act 2 scene breakdown guides you through Act 2 of Shakespeare’s longest play.

‘Hamlet’ Act 3 Scene Guide – A Study Guide to ‘Hamlet’ Act 3 Scene 1-4
‘Hamlet’ Act 3 scene guide - This ‘Hamlet’ Act 3 scene breakdown guides you through Act 3 of Shakespeare’s longest play.

‘Hamlet’ Act 4 Scene Guide – A Study Guide to ‘Hamlet’ Act 4 Scene 1-7
‘Hamlet’ Act 4 scene guide - This ‘Hamlet’ Act 4 scene breakdown guides you through Act 4 of Shakespeare’s longest play.

‘Hamlet’ Act 5 Scene Guide – A Study Guide to ‘Hamlet’ Act 5 Scene 1-2
‘Hamlet’ Act 5 scene guide - This ‘Hamlet’ Act 5 scene breakdown guides you through Act 5 of Shakespeare’s longest play.

Shakespeare's Life - Everything You Need to Know About Shakespeare's Life
Shakespeare's life - Find out everything you need to know about Shakespeare's Life, from his birth in Stratford-upon-Avon to Shakespeare's life in the theater.

Wooden O – Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Wooden O – Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Page 2.

Globe Theatre Pictures - A Photo Tour of Shakespeare's Globe
Explore Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Pictures from this outstanding building can give you a real insight into the world of William Shakespeare.

Sonnet 48 - How Careful Was I, When I Took My Way
The complete text to Shakespeare's sonnet 48 - How Careful Was I, When I Took My Way.

Sonnet 29 - When, In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes
The complete text to Shakespeare's sonnet 29 - When, In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes.

Sonnet 39 - O, How Thy Worth With Manners May I Sing
The complete text to Shakespeare's sonnet 39 - O, How Thy Worth With Manners May I Sing.

'Macbeth' Quiz - How well do you know 'Macbeth'?
Do you know 'Macbeth' inside out? [R] Well, now's your chance to put it to [R] the test with our Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' quiz. Good Luck!

Shakespeare Quotations Quiz - Test Your Knowledge with our Shakespeare Quotations Quiz
Do you really know your shakespeare quotations?[R] Your 'Hamlet' from your 'Macbeth'? Your 'Winter's Tale' [R] from your 'Coriolanus'? Well, now's your chance to put it to [R] the test with our shakespeare quotations quiz. Good Luck!

Elizabethan Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Elizabethan Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Page 3.

Globe Theatre, London
Globe Theatre, London. Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2010: The People's Procession
Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2010: The People's Procession Page 8.

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2010: Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers
Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2010: Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Page 2.

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2010: Traditional Song and Dance
Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2010: Traditional Song and Dance. Page 9.

Photo - Patrick Stewart at the Shakespeare Birthday Celebration
Patrick Stewart Joins the Shakespeare Birthday Procession in Stratford upon Avon. Page 2.

Sonnets on the Ferry - Shakespeare's Birthday in Stratford upon Avon
Photos from Shakespeare's Birthday 2011 in Stratford upon Avon as actors read sonnets on the River Avon's Ferry. Page 5.

Shakespeare Language Guide – Discover the Bard with Our Shakespeare Language Guide
Shakespeare was using the everyday language of his time. Our Shakespeare language guide helps you get to grips with his use of language and explains the techniques and conventions he used. Discover the Bard with our Shakespeare language guide.

The Sonnets - Introducing the Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Discover more about the sonnets by Shakespeare with our overviews and study guides. You can also read his sonnets here and discover the Bard's poetry first hand.

How Many Plays Has Shakespeare Written?
How Many Plays Has Shakespeare Written? Discover the answer on About.com along with answers to other essential Shakespeare questions.

How Many Shakespeare Plays Are There?
How Many Shakespeare Plays Are There? Discover the answer on About.com along with answers to other essential Shakespeare questions.

Sonnet 1 - From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase
The complete text to Shakespeare's Sonnet 1 - From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase.

For Teachers
Are you looking for new ways to keep Shakespeare fresh and relevant in the classroom? Our “For Teachers” section is the perfect place to get fresh ideas and swap techniques with fellow Shakespeare educators worldwide.