|SparkNotes.com: No Fear Shakespeare
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|Age Range: 14 and up (Grades 9 and up approximately; with parental supervision). This ad-supported website, created by SparkNotes whose mission is "to help you make sense of confusing schoolwork," offers a free translation of Shakespeare's works into modern day language. You can actually see Shakespeare's works side-by-side with a translation into the kind of English people actually speak today.
|When you get to the website, you'll see a list of Shakespeare's works including:
- As You Like It
- King Lear
- The Merchant of Venice
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Romeo and Juliet
- The Taming of the Shrew
- And much more!
Click on any title and a new page opens with the table of contents of that particular work. Click on any Act/Scene and a new page opens displaying the original text and the modern text.
This is a terrific resource tool that promotes understanding and makes this literature more accessible.
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