Welcome to Espresso Shakespeare

This resource is a creative collaboration between The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Misfit Incorporated and has been designed to help you make inspired and informed links between Shakespeare’s plays for classroom teaching.

Presented by: Nick Walton, Shakespeare Brithplace Trust and Peter Thomas, AQA Principal Moderator

We suggest you start here:

  1. Choose a play from the drop-down index above.
  2. Read the short play synopsis and scroll through the ‘Play in 5 Photos’ slide show to re-familiarise yourself with plot details.
  3. Click on a hyperlink in the synopsis to bring thematic focus to your exploration.
  4. Print out the themed extract in full, and compare the alternative interpretations presented in the filmed performances and discussed in the academic commentaries.
  5. Choose a text-link from the ‘See Also’ box and discover comparison pieces from other Shakespearian works.
  • Much Ado About Nothing

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • The Tempest

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