William Shakespeare
This resource is a 70-slide SIMPLE TEXT, fully editable PowerPoint presentation on the life and work of William Shakespeare, ‘’The Bard of Avon’. It is suitable for primary pupils and older SEN pupils. It is an ideal resource for World Book Day and Shakespeare Week.

The PowerPoint includes references to the following:

- His birthplace and parentage
- His family
- References to, and excerpts from, well-known plays – Hamlet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream
- The Globe Theatre and Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
- The Puritans' banning of theatres and plays
- Shakespeare's contribution to the English language
- His burial place
- New Place
- List of his plays in chronological order

The PowerPoint contains hyperlinks to engaging short clips (3 minutes) of Macbeth – film and opera versions

A slightly longer, more detailed 75-slide presentation, appropriate for older pupils is also available:

William Shakespeare Presentation

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Created: Apr 6, 2016

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