This is a great freebie: 7 free study guides, about 40 pages each, on the Shakespeare plays of MacBeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, MidSummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing.
The study guides include historical information, Shakepeare’s language, and much more about each play. The illustrations are in full-color and the activities in the guides are engaging.
These free Shakespeare Study Guides*, are from The Classic Stage Company. They produce one new study guide each year – Othello is the most recent.
*update July 2017: The Classic Stage website has been redesigned. Unfortunately, it’s now confusing and much more difficult to access the resources, but I did manage to find them again! Go to the Educator page, and look for the Shakespeare Study Guides about halfway down the page (see my screenshot below, to find what you’re searching for). They may all be clicked on and viewed/downloaded as .pdf files.