Author Packs

The Shakespeare Pack

This resource pack contains a general introduction to Shakespeare, his life and times. 
The pack contains worksheets on the new Globe theatre and the Elizabethan stage and work on Shakespeare's contemporaries. 

Famous scenes from many plays are included: Richard III, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, and Antony and Cleopatra.

The pack is copiously illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings.

Charles Dickens

This pack of teaching materials provides a useful introduction to the work of Charles Dickens.  A series of extracts from Dickens follow a page about his life. Commentaries, vocabulary lists and questions follow each extract from the work of Dickens. Extracts are provided from the following:

Sketches By Boz [illustrations by Cruikshank]

The Pickwick Papers [illustrations by Phiz]

Oliver Twist [Illustrations by Cruikshank]

Nicholas Nickleby [illustrations by Phiz]

The Old Curiosity Shop [illustrations by Cattermole and Phiz]

Martin Chuzzlewit [illustrations by Phiz]

A Cristmas Carol [illustrations by Leech and Barnard]

The Haunted Man [illustrations by Leech]

David Copperfield [illustrations by Phiz]

Great Expectations [illustrations by Marcus Stone]

There is a Dickens Quiz and answer sheet at the end of the pack.

The Brontes

The lives of the Brontë children have never failed to excite interest.  Many who have never read a word written by the Brontës know their life stories and have probably visited the Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are well-know, as much for the numerous film and TV versions which have been made as for the books themselves.

Our resource pack explores their lives and provides extracts with comments and questions from the work of Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë.

Black and white illustrations.