This is a great freebie: four free study guides, about 40 pages each, on the Shakespeare plays of MacBeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing.
These free Shakespeare Study Guides, are from The Classic Stage Company: "Our study guides are packed with information about Shakespeare, his language, the play, and our production of the play. They even include simple activities that you can facilitate with your students."
Below are the available study guides. Click through the links or graphics and scroll down to download the guides you would like. You'll also see A Midsummer Night's Dream , the most recent guide, but it is currently password-protected.
Look at these words Shakespeare invented!
The illustrations were created by David Heatley, and the study guides are from The Young Company ("a unique partnership between Classic Stage Company and the graduate Theatre Arts Program at Columbia University’s School of the Art")