In-depth fact pages and Shakespearean writing tips
This section of Playground is all about learning, featuring lots of fun facts to impress your friends and teachers!
Read about what life what like in Shakespeare’s time with our easy-to-read fact pages. Also learn to write like the bard himself, using our downloadable PDF guide that gives a great introduction to iambic pentameter.
Do you know how many witches there are in Macbeth? How many trees did it take to build the Globe? And what is a ‘gong fermor’? Browse the pages below to discover more about some of the more surprising and unexpected things from the world of Shakespeare.
WRITE LIKE SHAKESPEARE
Playwright William Shakespeare writes in a special rhythm called iambic pentameter, which is all about putting stresses and beats into your writing. Click the button below to find out more.