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
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.