This is an extensive Power Point covering the following topics:
-Shakespeare's Biographical Info: childhood-adulthood
-Religious and political climate in England during his time
-The theater in his time
-The Globe-with pictures
-Hamlet-characterization, quotes, themes, anticipation guide questions
-The Stuarts and the Tudors-rulers in Shakesepeare's time
Over 40 slides-very thorough.
I use this as in introductory lecture before reading Hamlet, but you could easily take out the Hamlet information and adapt it to another work of Shakespeare.
I put asterisks by the items I wanted the kids to remember- to work on note-taking skills and keep them involved.