A Taste of Shakespeare

A Taste of Shakespeare is a series of film guides to the Shakespeare plays most frequently taught in high school and college. In each film, actors tell the story of a specific play, act key scenes and, in asides to the camera, explain and comment on the attitudes and relationships of the main characters. It's a unique approach that enables students to connect to the people in Shakespeare's plays, and dissolves difficulties with the language. It lays the groundwork for a discussion of the many issues that still play an important part in students' lives today.

The film are intended as an introduction to the high school or college Shakespeare unit, but will serve anyone interested in studying these Shakespeare plays equally well.

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The A Taste of Shakespeare includes the following titles:

A Taste of Shakespeare - Hamlet - imageA Taste of Shakespeare - Hamlet

A video guide to Shakespeare's most famous play.

Bullfrog Films | 1995 | 37 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
A Taste of Shakespeare - King Lear - imageA Taste of Shakespeare - King Lear

A video guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies.

Bullfrog Films | 2001 | 58 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
A Taste of Shakespeare - Macbeth - imageA Taste of Shakespeare - Macbeth

A video guide to Shakespeare's 'tragedy of blood'.

Bullfrog Films | 2003 | 52 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult
A Taste of Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice - imageA Taste of Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice

A video guide to the play from Shylock's point of view.

Bullfrog Films | 1995 | 51 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
A Taste of Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream - imageA Taste of Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream

A video guide to the loveliest of Shakespeare's romantic comedies.

Bullfrog Films | 1998 | 57 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
Othello - imageOthello

A video guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, dealing with revenge and pride.

Bullfrog Films | 2007 | 60 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult
A Taste of Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet - imageA Taste of Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

A video guide to this cautionary tale of teenage love.

Bullfrog Films | 1997 | 43 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult

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