“Shakespeare is for Everybody! YES, everybody! ”
I hear you! Even though he IS speaking English, you DON’T understand anything Shakespeare is saying. And just maybe you don’t want to.
Let me guess why. Somewhere along the path of your early life you may have been in an English class. In this class, you might have been asked to read some passage from Romeo & Juliet… maybe a “love scene”… aloud… in front of the class! How embarrassing! Well, that might sour anyone from exploring further the greatness that is Shakespeare.
Shakespeare wrote mainly for the theatre. His words were meant to be heard in a theatrical performance. Reading his words is secondary and a less appealing and understandable format for a young scholar.
Yes, you CAN understand Shakespeare
Built on a classical education model, and geared to all styles of learning, our guidebook, Why Shakespeare? Indeed!, brings you a step-by-step curriculum for a personal understanding and knowledge of Shakespeare.
The “gift of Shakespeare” lies in his deep insight into the forces of human nature and his masterful use of language. Studying the words of Shakespeare opens your mind to understanding the nature of man. Sharing the words of Shakespeare enables you to give the gift of his genius. The secrets to understanding all are there for you to discover... all you need do is have an open and hungry mind!
"Secrets" to Understanding the Plays and Poetry of The Bard
“Your Shakespeare Lady”, author Amanda Murray, presents an entertaining and power-packed romp through the mind of the most brilliant writer in the English language. Her book presents the "secrets" to understanding the plays and poetry of The Bard in ways that anyone can understand. Try this example on for size...
You speak Shakespeare every day... and I'll bet you don't even know it!
Shakespeare is all around us. Have you ever heard (or said) these phrases:
Love is blind.
Break the ice
Dead as a doornail
Heart of gold
Sound familiar? Need more evidence? Watch this short video...
Our step-by-step Enrichment Study provides:
the Secrets to understanding Shakespeare's plays and poems
games and activities that make the learning experience easy, approachable and fun
an adaptable Plan of Study that will accommodate various learning styles (visual, auditory, etc.)
provides access to a custom selection of online links, videos and games
ideas for incorporating Shakespeare into your study of other subjects, such as geography, history, science and many others.
Discover the theory behind this long sought after approach to true understanding of Shakespeare’s true gift.
Why Shakespeare? INDEED!
New Article Published
I’m excited to let you know that my article - “Jumping on Board with the Bard - Six Steps to Learning Shakespeare” - has been published in the 2019 Spring Issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and is live online. CLICK HERE to read the article.
I’m Looking forward to seeing you at these
2019 Homeschool Conventions!
Your Shakespeare Lady will be at the following conventions in 2019. Mrs. Murray will present a workshop and meet you at her booth to explain ways you can bring the work of William Shakespeare alive for you and your family. Many details are available right here on our website.
Here are the conventions for this year:
Greater Home School Convention
Workshop - Room Duke 252 - Friday 11:45-12:30