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Hand Illustrated Maps, Diagrams, & Guides inside That Shakespeare Shop

Explore my shop, full of hand illustrated maps, diagrams, ebooks, and guides to some of Renaissance England's best games, dances, and recipes. I include references for where the topics show up in Shakespeare's plays so you can easily add them in to your lesson plans or research, plus I have links to related podcast episodes, too, so you can learn from the world's leading experts while you explore further. These guides make excellent classroom resources and research launching off points when you want to explore a topic from the show more indepth. So, what are you waiting for? Dive in here, and learn something new about the bard.

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One of my most requested guides is for an Elizabethan card game. The guide is called How to Play Noddy. Featured in Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona this card game can be played with a standard deck of cards. It is easy to learn and fun to play for 2 or more players. You can download the instruction manual + history guide right here using this form (totally free), and if you like playing it so much that you think your classroom or students might like to learn it as well for a project or extra assignment, then consider the full digital history activity kit that contains a video tutorial, research guide, bonus artwork, and more. Get the Activity Kit Here.

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    Hello there, I'm Cassidy Cash.

    I believe that if you want to understand Shakesepeare's works, then learning about the man himself is essential. Each week, I explore the life of William Shakespeare, sharing my discoveries along the way. My work focuses on helping fellow Shakespeareans learn something new about the bard.  I love coffee almost as much as I love Shakespeare. I live in Birmingham, AL with my husband, two boys, and a small zoo of rescue animals. You can read more of my story here on the about page.

    Award Winning Filmmaker

    Cassidy's film, Romeo and Juliet in 3 Minutes won Best Shakespeare Themed Animation at The Shakespeare Film Festival 2018

    R&J in three minutes delivers precisely on its title, and in so doing has dash, and wit, and (as you might expect), economy.

    Technically, its impressive, as is its lightness of tone. It really highlights both the simplicity of Shakespeares storytelling at the core, adn teh enormous leap he makes from the bare bones of the plot highlighted here, to the sublime treatment he applies ot the final work.

    This film made me smile, and made me lean in to see what happens next, and it made me admire its magic and wizardry. Cassidy Cash has made a memorable and original film.

    Sir Kenneth Branagh

    British actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

    Watch Romeo and Juliet in 3 Minutes

    My animated plays are now available on Amazon Prime. You can watch them anywhere you use Prime for Free as a Prime member (Buy for $9.99 or rent it for $2.99)  

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