This resource is a 56 slide fully editable, informative and highly visual assembly / lesson powerpoint, with simple text, 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.

This resource includes references to the following:-

  • His birthplace and parentage

  • His family

  • References to, and excerpts from, well-known plays – Hamlet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s


  • The Globe Theatre and Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

  • The Puritans' banning of theatres and plays

  • The Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Shakespeare's contribution to the English language

  • His burial place

  • New Place

  • List of his plays in chronological order

There are hyperlinks to engaging short clips (3 minutes) of MacBeth – film and opera versions.

A more detailed, slightly longer, 67 slide presentation is also available

William Shakespeare Lesson / Assembly Presentation

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Created: Apr 6, 2016

Updated: Feb 17, 2018


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