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Who Was Shakespeare?
Who was Shakespeare? Without doubt he was the greatest poet and dramatist the Western world has ever seen. However, this simple question has a complex answer! In asking "who was Shakespeare?" we discover the Bard’s eventful life, the reasons for his popularity and reveal the authorship controversy: Exactly who was Shakes

Shakespeare Popular for 400 Years
Why has Shakespeare been so popular for over 400 years? We look at the secret to his success.

For Teachers
Are you looking for new ways to keep Shakespeare fresh and relevant in the classroom? Our “For Teachers” section is the perfect place to get fresh ideas and swap techniques with fellow Shakespeare educators worldwide.

Teaching Shakespeare - Top Tips for Teaching Shakespeare
Share your top tips for teaching Shakespeare with English and drama educators from around the world.

Shakespeare for Beginners
Are you a Shakespeare newbie? Discover the Bard for the first time with our Shakespeare for Beginners FAQ.

Shakespeare Basics
Get the basic facts about William Shakespeare and the quartos from the British Library.

Top Tips for Teaching Shakespeare
Share your top tips for teaching Shakespeare with English and drama educators from around the world.

Essential Facts
New to Shakespeare? This list of essential Shakespeare facts is a great way to get to know the Bard and his work.

Shakespeare FAQ
Have you got a question? Check out this comprehensive FAQ from Shakespeare Online and find out about everything from Shakespeare's work to life in Elizabethan England.

About Shakespeare
Need to learn about Shakespeare fast? We’re here with a fast-track Shakespeare 101 to teach you everything you need to know about Shakespeare.

Information About William Shakespeare
Need information about William Shakespeare? We bring together all the essential information about William Shakespeare in one place!

Facts About Shakespeare
Our Shakespeare "crib sheet" brings together all the essential facts about Shakespeare in one place. When was he born? What was his religion? When was the Globe built? How many plays and sonnets did he write? Facts about Shakespeare!

Love in Shakespeare
A theme analysis of love in Shakespeare. Drawing from key plays and sonnets, this love in Shakespeare analysis is the perfect study companion.

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