How did the son of a small-town glove maker come to write the greatest plays in the world? Join actor and producer Ben Crystal as he explores Shakespeare's early years in Stratford-upon-Avon.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


how i çan download the excises

Hi Angelo,

I'm afraid the digital exercises are not available for download, but you can download the Support pack in PDF format and do them there if you'd like.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I think that this is an interesting history that I should to know more, specially by the aspect that Shakespeare didn't go to the university.
He really was a great artist.

I'd like to be more familiar with Shakespear's plays. But I think they are not so easy to understand for not-native English speakers

I haven't see Shakespeare's play but I knew some of them from book (not the script, only a reference). I wish I can see one of them someday. Well I don't know because I'am still studying. No, I haven't.

Being honest, I have never watched any Shakespeare work, but I recognise that he was a very good writter. About my job, I did an IT technician course, but I graduated later in engeneering, so now I am trying to find a job out of my current area.

Being honest, I have only watched Shakespeare's Romeo and Julliet and it was amazing!

I have seen a lot of Shakespare's play, my favourite is The Tempest.

it was really nice to know some detailed information about the greatest poet on earth , Shakespeare

As most of the people, I also have seen movies of Romeu and Juliet. What a great writer! Of course, I enjoyed the whole movie. Regarding my job, it is quite related to my major. I have never been in the UK. However, I am planning to travel there as soon as I can.