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Children's and Young Adult Literature (Education): Shakespeare in the Classroom

Locating resources in the Library

The Curriculum collection (on Level 5 of Fisher Library) holds many resources for teaching Shakespeare in the classroom. The collection includes works by Shakespeare published specifically for school curriculums or for engaging students with Shakespeare's plays. Both the Fisher and the Curriculum collection will also include many books that critically evaluate and discuss Shakespeare's work.

You can browse or search the Library collections using the following subjects.....

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching (Secondary)

or search in the Fisher or Curriculum collections for illustrated, comic or graphic book editions of Shakespeare's plays

See below, a range of Library databases for researching Shakespeare

Freely available web resources

Selected books

Featured Resources

Listen to Germaine Greer's talk called Shakespeare the Radical, this talk was given at the Sydney Opera House in 2016. Then listen to Melvyn Bragg's BBC radio program Shakespeare's Work where he and his guests discuss the work of William Shakespeare.

Featured: Understanding Shakespeare

Featured Resource from ABC Education

Merchant of Venice

New Resource!

Shakespeare in Film and Television

The Library holds many versions of Shakespeare's plays on DVD or streaming video in both the Fisher and Curriculum collections including films and television productions of Shakespeare's plays as well as documentaries and films about Shakespeare or with material with Shakespearian themes.