To see, to read, or to perform? There’s no single best way to experience the works of William Shakespeare. Attending a good performance may bring you closest to the plays as Shakespeare intended them. Reading the plays or poems, however, gives you the chance to revisit key passages, and to find new meanings and new questions each time. And—if you have the opportunity—there’s nothing like getting on stage and performing in one of Shakespeare’s plays yourself.
However you’ve chosen to encounter Shakespeare’s works, these resources can help you learn more about the plays and poems, how they came to be preserved in print (many plays of the time were not), and how to understand and appreciate Shakespeare’s language.
To learn more, click on the links at left.