A foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William ShakespeareTo know someShakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization andcontainthe finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare's death in 1616fromPride and PrejudicetoThe Godfatherare heavily influenced by Shakespeare's stories, characters, language, and themes. InHow to Teach Your Children Shakespeare,acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig provides the tools you need to inspire an understanding, and a love, of Shakespeare's works in your children, and to have fun together along the way.Ken Ludwig devised his friendly, easy-to-master methods while teaching his own children.Beginning withmemorizing short passages fromthe plays,his techniquethen instillschildren with cultural references they will utilize for years to come. Ludwig's approach includes understanding of the time period and implications of Shakespeare's diction as well as the invaluable lessons behind hiswords and stories.Colorfully incorporating the history of Shakespearean theater andsociety,How to Teach Your Children Shakespeareguides readers on aninformedandadventurousjourney through the world in which the Bard wrote.This book's simple process allows anyone to impartto childrenthe wisdom of plays likeAMidsummer Night's Dream,Twelfth Night, Macbeth,andRomeo and Juliet. And there's fun to be had throughout. Shakespeare novices and experts and readers of all ages will each find something delightfully irresistible inHow to Teach Your Children Shakespeare.