Study Guide Archive
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 The Core Standards.
Study guides for the current season's shows can be found on the individual show pages (located in the Student Matinees and In Your School sections of the website). Below you will find links to study guides from past seasons.
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 www.adobe.com. 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.
- A Christmas Carol(Main Stage 2007, 936Kb)
- Amadeus (Main Stage 2008, 832Kb)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (Main Stage 2008, 1.2Mb)
- The Comedy of Errors (Main Stage 2008, 1.6Mb)
- Cymbeline (Main Stage 2006, 1.25 MB)
- Henry V (Main Stage 2007, 700Kb)
- Henry VI: Blood and Roses (Main Stage 2007, 1.5Mb)
- Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist (Main Stage 2012, 9.56 Mb)
- Pride and Prejudice (Main Stage 2006, 830Kb)
- Richard III (Main Stage 2006, 1.1MB)
- Romeo and Juliet (Main Stage 2008, 1.5Mb)
- The Time of Your Life (Main Stage 2007, 780Kb)
- The Winter's Tale (Main Stage 2008, 1.6Mb)
- Julius Caesar (Shakespeare LIVE! 2007, 1Mb)
- Nevermore: The Final Nightmares of Edgar Allan Poe (Shakespeare LIVE! 2008, 1Mb)
- Old Echoes, New Ears: The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece (Shakespeare LIVE! 2006, 1Mb)
- Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare LIVE! 2008, 1.4Mb)