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Shakespeare Week, 2021

Shakespeare Week is organised annually by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, it is a national celebration of The Bard with loads of resources to enjoy, and this year the focus is on wellbeing.

Below we’ve selected our favourite ideas for home schooling, fabulous crafts, recommended reading for adults and children, Tudor recipes, a video all about Shakespearean language, and scripts so you can have a go at performing some short scenes!

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, Locks,
Whoever knocks!

Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1

Home Schooling Links


Create your own portrait in the Tudor style, build Shakespeare’s characters from Lego, sketch scenes and even recreate a mini Stratford-Upon-Avon!

Recommended Reading

Read all about Shakespeare! In these lists are biographies of the man and his times, retellings of his works and explainers. Download the lists and explore!


From peasecods to pancakes, learn to cook the Tudor way!


Author Michael Rosen explores Shakespeare’s creative use of language and discusses some forgotten words; filmed in front of a live audience the video is engaging, entertaining and educational!

Short Scripts

One of our Chatterbooks sessions was all about Shakespeare and we had a go at performing some short scenes from Macbeth and The Tempest. Check out our post about it to download the scripts!

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night follows the day,
Thou Canst not then be false to any man.

Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3

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