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Lessons on the Bard: Shakespeare's Plays and Poems

written by: Linda M. Rhinehart Neas • edited by: Sarah Malburg • updated: 1/20/2014

William Shakespeare left the world a legacy of literature. Proven to have universal themes that work as well today as they did in the 16th-17th centuries, his plays and poems speak to people from all walks of life. Why is Shakespeare called "The Bard"? These lesson plans hold the answer.