This book teaches students about the life and works of the great English playwright William Shakespeare. The first six pages present background information that helps students see the influence of the Elizabethan Age on Shakespeare's writing. Pages 7 through 21 cover some of Shakespeare's most popular works. The wide variety of activities included on these pages encourages students to focus on Shakespeare's techniques in developing plots, characters, and themes as well as his use of language. The remaining pages provide exercises that tie together common themes and techniques used in Shakespeare's works. These pages also check students' knowledge about the well-known bard.