Pupils will be able to prepare for the Key Stage 3 tests using this series of Shakespearean texts. Design shows scripts as perfomance texts, motivating pupils'interest with illustrations and photographs of the productions. Pupils will be provided with tasks to aid understanding and extended study through questions integrated throughout the text, and GCSE coursework activities. The text is more accessible due to the fact that text and notes are laid out in a larger format than other editions. Understanding of the plot development and themes is enhanced by a running commentary at the beginning of each scene.