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Shakespeare

Read Shakespeare’s works translated into today’s English, go deep with our study guides, or delve into the Bard’s life and times. Explore the historical and social context of William Shakespeare’s plays, learn about his biography, or browse his most famous quotes.

No Fear Shakespeare

The full text of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets side-by-side with translations into modern English. No fear Shakespeare is available online and in book form at barnesandnoble.com.

Shakespeare Study Guides

Thorough summaries and insightful critical analyses of all the plays. Our most popular guides include quick quizzes, so you can test your retention before the test.

William Shakespeare’s Life & Times

Our comprehensive guide includes a detailed biography, social and historical context, quotes, and more to help you write your essay on Shakespeare or understand his plays and poems.

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