Shakespeare Worksheets

Lots NEW! Here's a collection of Shakespeare worksheets, designed to help make learning about the playwright fun in the classroom or home. We target a variety of ages.

A Letter from William Shakespeare Worksheet

A Letter from William Shakespeare Worksheet

Here's a great task to encourage the children to do some historical research and some descriptive writing too! Can they pretend to be William Shakespeare writing to his wife Anne Hathaway describing a newly opened Globe theatre?

A Letter to William Shakespeare Worksheet

A Letter to William Shakespeare Worksheet

The Lord Chamberlain's Men was a company of actors for which Shakespeare wrote for most of his career. Can the children write a letter to Shakespeare asking for a job with them?

Common Phrase and Saying Shakespeare

Common Phrases and Sayings Shakespeare

You'll be "in stitches" when you discover how many common phrases and sayings from our everyday language now come originally from Shakespeare! Here's a fun poster to display in the classroom.

Common Shakespeare Phrases Worksheets

Common Shakespeare Phrases Worksheets

Shakespeare was responsible for many of the common phrases we still use today. Find out what they mean, and write it in the right column. Two worksheets below.

Globe Theatre Newspaper Writing Prompt

Globe Theatre Newspaper Writing Prompt

Perhaps you might write about the building of the Globe theatre or the performance of one of Shakespeare's plays on this Globe Theatre Newspaper Writing Prompt?

Should We Still Study Shakespeare Worksheet

Should We Still Study Shakespeare Worksheet

It's hard to believe that Shakespeare wrote his works over 400 years ago! We still learn about his work today in schools and colleges, but is it still relevant and should we still be studying it?

Visit to the Globe Diary Worksheet

Visit to the Globe Diary Worksheet

Here's a fun worksheet for the kids to try that's great for practising literacy skills and for learning some history too. Can they imagine they have been asked to see a Shakespeare play performed in the original Globe Theatre and describe the experience in this diary? 

William Shakespeare Comprehension

William Shakespeare Comprehension

Children can use this comprehension worksheet to read about the life of William Shakespeare - and then answer the simple questions. It's a good place to start, before exploring our other Shakespeare activities.

William Shakespeare Factsheet

William Shakespeare Factsheet

Here is a printable version of our "short biography of William Shakespeare". It's a useful start and reference for the other various activities and worksheets we include here on this most famous of playwrights and poets!

William Shakespeare Interview Worksheet

William Shakespeare Interview Worksheet

I'm sure there is a lot we could all learn from an interview with the great William Shakespeare! This worksheet asks the children to imagine they could interview him for a talk show - can they think of some good open questions?

William Shakespeare Quote Worksheet

William Shakespeare Quote Worksheet

This worksheet features a quote by William Shakespeare, and the children need to write about what they think it means, then rewrite it in their own words too...

William Shakespeare Story Paper

William Shakespeare Story Paper

Use our story paper to write about William Shakespeare - and of course children can colour in the picture of the famous playwright too!

William Shakespeare story paper 2

William Shakespeare Story Paper 2

This Shakespeare story paper features a portrait of the famous playwright and is ideal for older children to use for writing about his life or work.

William Shakespeare Timeline Worksheet

William Shakespeare Timeline Worksheet

There are lots of important dates for the children to add to this William Shakespeare timeline, such as when he wrote his first play and the building of the Globe theatre - and lots more!

William Shakespeare Worksheet

William Shakespeare Worksheet

Have some fun with this simple worksheet (available in black and white or colour). Children will need to find out some facts by doing a little research, and then think about what they would talk to Shakespeare about if they were to meet.

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