Free Shakespeare for Fun and Copywork

Photo by Arbron.

This week only, [When I checked the link in April 2011, this was still free!] CurrClick (which carries the Math Mammoth workbook series) is offering Quotations from Shakespeare’s Plays as a free download. This ebook offers copywork tips from Charlotte Mason and about 30 pages of passages from Macbeth, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, etc.

And if you are planning a study of the Bard, you won’t want to miss the following always-free Internet resources.

Shakespeare on the Web

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
At Project Gutenburg.

Shakespeare Quotes: 200+ Famous Bardisms
Each link includes notes to put the lines in context.

Absolute Shakespeare, the essential resource
“Everything you would ever want to know…”

Folger Shakespeare Library teachers’ pages
Lesson plans and more.

For the Younger Set

Tales from Shakespeare
By Charles and Mary Lamb.

Folger Shakespeare Library kids’ pages
Word games, coloring pages, quizzes, and more.

Especially for Homeschoolers

Shakespeare. Yes, again. And again.
Advice for teaching/learning Shakespeare with your children, film and audio recommendations, selected bibliography, tips, and more.

A guide to all of Mental multivitamin‘s Shakespeare posts.

In Conclusion

At our house, we like to wrap up a study of Shakespeare with a bit of fun.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
We used to get this on DVD through library loan. But then Chickenfoot asked for it for Christmas, so now we can watch it whenever we’re in a crazy mood…

Shakespearean Insulter
Thou impertinent spur-galled malt-worm!

Or enjoy this YouTube video of Shakespeare’s Who’s On First:

4 thoughts on “Free Shakespeare for Fun and Copywork

  1. Thank you. There are so many wonderful Shakespeare resources out there, it was hard to choose just a few. But I had to leave room for that video!

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