Something For Everyone
The wonder of Shakespeare is that he wrote something for everyone - romance, treachery, action, history, fantasy, and, of course, comedy. What makes his work even richer is that the reader can find all of that in one play!
A master of language, Shakespeare was able to satisfy the demands for theater productions by the aristocracy of his time, while likewise giving the peasants something for their money. His twists of language were not lost on the audience, nor were his commentaries on the situations of the day, which he artfully masked within his characters, dialogue and settings.
The following are articles and lesson plans on Shakespeare, himself, as well as his works, in general.