The study of Shakespeare offers many delights and challenges for students and teachers alike. The books cover the following plays: Book A, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Book B, Julius Caesar; Book C, Romeo, and Juliet; Book D, The Merchant of Venice; Book E, Macbeth; Book F, Twelfth Night. Each of the books explores a range of high-interest areas from each play, bringing the language and action alive for students. The areas cover: characterisation; humour; plot; themes; who says what; Shakespeare's language and poetry; the Shakespearean stage; and Shakespeare's life and times. The range of language activities include: studying plots; creating character profiles; writing up fact files; performing speeches; designing costumes; discussing character motives; writing letters, diaries, and wills; and much more.