Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564 and died in 1616. Although his plays were written 400 years ago they are full of characters, dilemmas and stories we all still recognise. The Shakespeare Learning Zone gives you loads of information about Shakespeare’s plays.

You’ll find key facts, key scenes, pictures from past productions, videos of actors and directors working on and performing the plays AND find out about all the main characters and how they relate to each other.

Whether you want to know a little or a lot, this site has the information you need.

Just choose a play and enjoy!

We’re releasing two new plays every term so if you can’t see what you’re looking for, it will be here soon!

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