Seven-Minute Shakespeare (The New York Times Learning Network)

Study guides to help students “supplement” — or avoid — the reading of great literature have been around at least since CliffsNotes began publishing in 1958, though recently there has been a proliferation of resources meant to make studying the classics fun for a new generation. (“We speak student,” declares Shmoop, a new site designed to “make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age.” On Shmoop, Shakespeare is “Big Willy.”) Read More >

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