Online Resources & Study Guides

Teaching Shakespeare At Home

Whether you’re teaching remotely, working from home with your children, or teaching in school, we know that Shakespeare can be a wonderful way to engage students in learning about language, history, storytelling, and more. We’ve gathered a collection of some of the resources we turn to for guidance and inspiration when teaching Shakespeare’s plays. We believe that the best way to learn about Shakespeare is to take a multi-pronged approach. It’s more than just reading the plays (and a lot of folks enjoy just doing that), but you can get up on your feet, listen to others speak the words, watch how different artists approach a role, or discover what others think about the world’s greatest playwright. 

Study Guides for 2023 / 2024 Season

Accompanying every main stage production at Seattle Shakespeare Company is a study guide that helps students (and patrons!) learn a little about the show in advance. These guides typically cover the characters and a plot summary, some background on the play, information about how the director has interpreted it for this production, and activities teachers can incorporate into their classrooms. 

Adapted by Eddie DeHais 


Co-Directed by Eddie DeHais and Corey McDaniel

Adapted and Directed by Jimmy Shields

By Keiko Green

Directed by Makaela Milburn

Adapted and Directed by Mike Nevarez for the 2024 Seattle Shakespeare Educational Tour