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Our Memoria Press work this year schedules Bard of Avon, which my child already read with Ambleside. I'll probably have him re-read it and do the MP work orally, but would like to go a bit deeper; the child is not wild about Shakespeare, though he sometimes enjoys it, and we've read 2-3 plays aloud in the original (first we watch a BBC video short version unless it is a tragedy, then using No Fear Shakespeare we do plain English, then finally Shakespearean English). Any suggestions? I was thinking maybe Shakespeare for Kids; we don't tend to get a lot of retention from this series, but it does build familiarity. Who Was William Shakespeare? -- I do like this series. Or -- just found this, now it is my current favorite -- Shakespeare: His Work and His World, by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Robert Ingpen. Documentary suggestions also welcome! Resources recommended downthread: Bill Bryson's Shakespeare biography. The version linked is an illustrated & updated one, because I couldn't resist the pretty pictures ... Documentaries (you can check youtube & the PBS website for free versions): In Search of Shakespeare, a documentary. Shakespeare Uncovered, Series 1 and Series 2 : the "story behind the stories" of the plays. ETA: This child is 12, and he is in 7th grade. His formal literature works this year include Treasure Island, The Wind in the Willows, Tom Sawyer, MP's selections for American Literature Poetry & Short Stories, and As You Like It.