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Helbling Shakespeare

Bring Shakespeare’s most famous plays to your class with this innovative new series. Each play is presented through a number of key scenes in Shakespeare’s original language with a special focus on performance.

Ideal for classwork and individual reading.

  • Key scenes in original text with graded modern English paraphrase
  • Vocabulary and language work to develop awareness and fluency
  • Cultural insights explore social history and key events of the times
  • Take learners from reading scenes to performing plays
  • Exam preparation tasks focusing on productive skills
  • CEFR B1, B1+, B2 levels

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Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

A boy and a girl meet by chance and fall deeply in love. But their families are sworn enemies and the young couple are forced to risk everything in order to be together. Enjoy the most famous love story of all time in Shakespeare’s original language with a carefully graded modern English translation.

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Ed. Deborah J. Ellis 

Macbeth, a brave and noble lord, is fatally tempted by supernatural forces, then spurred on by his power-hungry wife and his own unbridled ambition to embark on a murderous course to become king of Scotland. Feel the power of one of the greatest tragic stories of all time in Shakespeare’s original language with a carefully graded modern English translation.

Hamlet
by William Shakespeare

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

Ed. Deborah Jane Ellis

Hamlet’s life is turned upside down when his father, the king, dies, and his mother Queen Gertrude marries her brother-inlaw, Claudius. When the ghost of his dead father appears to him, Hamlet embarks on a long and difficult journey for the truth. Enjoy this powerful and enduring story of revenge in Shakespeare’s original language with a carefully graded modern English translation.  

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