Cambridge School Shakespeare offers an active approach to classroom Shakespeare, enabling students to inhabit Shakespeare’s imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. This dramatic experience is at the heart of our Shakespeare resources, with students encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre.Explore our Shakespeare resources
Find out more and download a sample of any of our Shakespeare resources.
Cambridge School Shakespeare: First Edition
Click below to explore our first edition texts
All’s Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
The Comedy of Errors
King Henry IV, Part 1
King Henry IV, Part 2
King Henry V
King Richard II
Measure for Measure
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Winter’s Tale
Click on the covers below to view our Teaching Shakespeare resources, which makes explicit the ‘Active Shakespeare’ principles which underpin Cambridge School Shakespeare. These resources include activities and advice to help teachers develop their existing good practice, making the learning of Shakespeare valuable and enjoyable for all involved.
We also provide photocopiable sets of lessons that you can adapt and extend to suit the needs, aptitudes and interests of your classes.Bring Brighter Thinking into your classroom
We collaborate with Brighter Thinkers in Cambridge and around the world to embed best teaching and learning practice into our resources.
We are pleased to have partnered with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to bring you a series of webinars from Shakespeare experts. Watch Dr. Anjna Chouhan explore the topics of Shakespeare in context and Shakespearean comedy.
Enhance your lessons with the free resources available on our Cambridge School Shakespeare website, where students can:
Experience Better Learning
- Listen to different actors’ interpretations of key speeches
- Bring the plays alive through image galleries of performances
- Answer interactive quizzes to test their knowledge
- Think critically about the play as a performance through staging exercises
Hear what teachers from around the world are saying about us.
"This is a fantastic classroom tool. I bought this book for my training year to help come up with some interesting ways of teaching Romeo and Juliet and ended up lending it out to seasoned teachers who had got stuck in a language analysis rut."
"The students really like the newer editions size and format. There is plenty of room to annotate each page, the definitions line up with the text, and each page provides summary and activities. [...] Overall, it is the best way to read and teach Shakespeare at the high school level."
"The Cambridge School Shakespeare gives the tools most students need to decipher the text on their own. The combination of the page by page glossary and summary are invaluable in giving students confidence in reading and analyzing Shakespeare."
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