Are you intimidated by Shakespeare? Do you wonder how you can introduce the bard’s work to your kids if you aren’t all that familiar with it yourself? Ah yes. You’ve come to the right place. :)
I am a huge (HUGE!) fan of Ken Ludwig‘s book, How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare (now available in paperback!) and I invited him onto the show to inspire and encourage you. Don’t know a thing about Shakespeare? You don’t need to. Listen in and find out how.
Episode 6 Show Notes:
- How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig
- Howtoteachyourchildrenshakespeare.com– the site with audio clips of the passages Ken suggests and other helps to get you going!
- Ken Ludwig’s website: kenludwig.com
- Young Readers Shakespeare series: Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth
- Tales from Shakespeare by Charles & Mary Lamb (here’s a FREE audio version!)
- Shakespeare’s Stories for Young Readers and Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by E. Nesbit (here are the FREE audio versions: Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, and the Children’s Shakespeare)
- The Young Person’s Guide to Shakespeare by Anita Ganeri
- Shakespeare’s Theatre by Andrew Langley
- The Shakespeare Library by Wendy Greenhill- Ken recommends the whole series; these can be hard to find, but here’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to get you started…