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Shorter Shakespeare

Take your students straight to the heart of Shakespeare’s plays; their confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plots, themes and Shakespeare’s language, which is supported throughout these abridged play texts from Globe Education.

Enable your students to: 

  • Engage with the whole story through reduced length plays that preserve the intricacies of plot and sub plots
  • Build understanding of Shakespeare’s language through glossaries and focused activities
  • Form personal responses to Shakespeare’s plays with images and questions on context, character and themes
  • Lay the foundation for GCSE success with assessment objective focused activities.


Browse our range of plays below:





These invaluable new publications are developed from our shortened Playing Shakespeare productions that have been seen by over 200,000 students. They offer a tried and tested approach to teaching Shakespeare in your classroom.