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
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.
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
Beauty and the Beast
Pinkalicious, The Musical
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.
All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (ABRIDGED)
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor (2015)
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Much Ado About Nothing
The Adventures of Pericles
Other - Signature Series
Arms and the Man
The Best of Enemies
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
The Importance of Being Earnest
Into The Woods
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
Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
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
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!"
As You Like It (120 minutes)
As You Like It (60 minutes)
Comedy of Errors (40 minutes)
Julius Caesar (120 minutes)
Merry Wives of Windsor (60 minutes)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (40 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.
Iamb Game: Introduce basic Shakespearean scansion with this active game. Click Here to view a video example.