Contains background on Shakespeare's life, the Elizabethan stage, a reproducible summary and edited version of the play, discussion topics, and dozens of engaging activities that draw students into the plot, characters, and meaning of the story. This comprehensive resource provides everything a teacher needs for intensive, motivating units on Shakespearean drama, including opportunities for students to express themselves creatively through oral presentation, writing, art, and drama. Help students befriend Shakespeare as they ''rebuild'' the Globe Theater, create character scrapbooks, write play reviews, concoct a ''love potion'', and end with a Renaissance feast! 64 pp. Grades 6-9.