Programs for Teachers
Study Guides

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is pleased to assist educators by providing comprehensive study guides for each of our Main Stage and Shakespeare LIVE! productions. These guides are provided free of charge to assist teachers in preparing students to view the plays and integrating the play into their classroom curricula.

Each guide contains a brief synopsis; background information on the author, the play, the production and its themes; pre- and post-show activities to enhance the educational impact of the students' theatregoing experience; a select bibliography; and a section on standards.

Each guide is saved in PDF format. To open, read, and print the guides, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free from To download each guide, click the name of the desired show.

Each guide is the property of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, but may be reproduced freely for educational use only.

Study guides will be made available on this page as they are completed, usually 2-3 weeks prior to the first student performance of each show.

Shakespeare LIVE! Educational Touring Productions:

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2007,1.3 MB)

Julius Caesar (2007, 1MB)

The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece (2006, 1MB)

Romeo & Juliet (2006, 559Kb)

Main Stage Productions:

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (2006, 775Kb)

Richard III (2006, 1.1MB)

Pride and Prejudice (2006, 830Kb)

Cymbeline (2006, 1.25 MB)