Shakespeare's life, work and legacy

A collection of interactive articles exploring the life, work and legacy of the Bard.

William Shakespeare's plays have entertained, amused and educated us for centuries. He is England’s most celebrated dramatist and poet and his works have been translated into 80 languages, including Star Trek’s Klingon.

He helped shape the English we use today, introducing up to 300 words and dozens of well-known phrases, and his plays are known around the world for their universal themes and insight into the human condition.

These interactive articles will be useful for teaching secondary students about William Shakespeare's life, work and legacy.

Timelines of Shakespeare's life

William Shakespeare: The life and legacy of England’s bard
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A day in the life of William Shakespeare
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The Bard's life, work and legacy

Find out about Shakespeare's life, work and legacy, and hear from writers and actors who have explored his work.

Did Shakespeare write Star Wars?
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How can I learn to love Shakespeare?
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How has Shakespeare influenced us?
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Why was Shakespeare so special?
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Where did Shakespeare go on tour?
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Was Shakespeare a feminist?
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How did people really speak in Shakespearean England?
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Why is the Bard so popular abroad?
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How did Shakespeare shape our sense of history?
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