Within this section you will find study guides created by our staff for use in the classroom. They are all in downloadable PDF files. Unless otherwise noted, the following information is copyrighted by the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and must contain the following quote on all pages if used in any hard copy, web based, soft copy or other use by other individuals or companies:

Copyright 2015, Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Teacher Resources

Field Trip and School Day Matinees

Inspire your students with the magic of live performance. We offer student matinee performances for Pre-K through Grade 12! Click here for more information.

In-School & On-Stage Workshops

Our Education Department offers dynamic workshops for your class. Let us ignite your students’ imaginations as we make your curriculum exciting and accessible for learners at every level. Click here for more information on booking an In-School or On-Stage Workshop for your class.

Study Guides, Scripts, and Handouts

Teachers are encouraged to use our corresponding study guides in the classroom. All guides are available in a convenient and downloadable PDF format.

2017-18 Children’s Series

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

2017-18 Signature Series

The Hound of the Baskervilles
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

2015-16 Signature Series

West Side Story

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Great Gatsby

Antony and Cleopatra

Children's Series

Beauty and the Beast

Stuart Little

Pinkalicious, The Musical

Past Seasons

If the Shakespeare play you are looking for is not listed, please call Anne Hering, Education Director, at 407-447-1700 ext. 254. If we have a guide for that play, we will mail you a hard copy.

Additionally, we recommend the Utah Shakespeare Festival's website and Shakespeare's Globe website.

Shakespeare Performances

All's Well That Ends Well

As You Like It

The Comedy of Errors

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (ABRIDGED)



Henry V

King Lear


The Merchant of Venice

The Merry Wives of Windsor (2015)

The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Much Ado About Nothing


Romeo and Juliet

The Taming of the Shrew

Titus Andronicus

Twelfth Night

The Tempest

The Adventures of Pericles

Other - Signature Series

Arms and the Man

The Best of Enemies

Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas

A Christmas Carol

Crime and Punishment

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of "A Christmas Carol"

Frankenstein: The Modern Promethius

Imaginary Invalid

The Importance of Being Earnest

Into The Woods

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Parts I & II

Les Misérables

Pride and Prejudice

Robinson Crusoe

The Secret Garden

Sense and Sensibility


To Kill a Mockingbird

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

The Turn of the Screw

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Peter and the Starcatcher

Children's Series

Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

Charlotte's Web

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

James and the Giant Peach

The Jungle Book

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

The Little Red Riding Hood Show

Miss Nelson Has A Field Day

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day V. 2

Miss Nelson Is Missing

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

A Night in New Orleans: A Magic Tree House Adventure


Really Rosie

Sleeping Beauty

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

A Year with Frog and Toad

The Frog and the Princess

Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens

Elephant and Piggie's: "We're in a Play!"

Edited Scripts

As You Like It (120 minutes)

As You Like It (60 minutes)

Comedy of Errors (45 minutes)

Julius Caesar (120 minutes)

Merry Wives of Windsor (60 minutes)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (45 minutes)

Much Ado about Nothing (60 minutes)

The Taming of the Shrew (60 minutes)

The Tempest (120 minutes)

Twelfth Night (120 minutes)

Two Gentlemen of Verona (60 minutes)

Activities and Resources

Status Walk: This 10-20 minute activity may be used to explore status in the school environment or in a novel being studied. Click Here to view a video example.

Page to Stage: This 10-20 minute activity may be used to compare drama to fiction by turning narrative into dialogue.

Character Motivation: This 10-20 minute activity may be used to explore what motivates characters to act the way they do using active verbs.

Iamb Game: Introduce basic Shakespearean scansion with this active game. Click Here to view a video example.