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Study Guides

Study Guides

From A Midsummer Night's Dream to You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, you can find just about everything you need on these pages.

The articles in these study guides are not meant to mirror or interpret any particular productions at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. They are meant, instead, to be an educational jumping-off point to understanding and enjoying the play (in any production at any theatre) a bit more thoroughly. Therefore the stories of the plays and the interpretative articles (and even characters at times) may differ from what is ultimately produced on stage.

Also, some of these articles (especially the synopses) reveal the ending and other "surprises" in some plays. If you don't want to know this information before seeing the plays, you may want to reconsider studying the information in this section.

Plays by Shakespeare

Plays by Other Playwrights

Other Resources

We think you will find the following links to theatres and other resources interesting and informative.

If you know of a site we should include here, please let us know by e-mailing us.

Other Shakespeare Festivals  |  Other Theatres  |  Other Shakespeare Websites

Shakespeare Scene Resources

Teachers, students, and other interested people may find this searchable database of Shakespeare scenes useful for finding scenes for Shakespeare study and performance. The database contains hundreds of scenes, and you may sort them by play, characters, number of lines, etc.

Top photo: Shane Kenyon (left) as Romeo, Aaron Arroyo as Benvolio, and Jeb Burris as Mercutio in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2017 production of Romeo and Juliet.