“Dreams, indeed, are ambition; for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

And I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality, that it is but a shadow's shadow.” -Hamlet “O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes. “ -As You Like It

“My crown is in my heart, not on my head; Not decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen; my crown is called "content"; A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.” -King Henry VI “Trifles, light as air, are, to the jealous, confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.” -Othello

“He jests at scars that never felt a wound”. -Romeo and Juliet

“We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” -The Tempest

“Though it be honest, it is never good to bring “But love is blind, and lovers cannot see the bad news. Give to a gracious message; an host pretty follies that themselves commit.” of tongues; but let ill tidings tell themselves, -The Merchant of Venice when they be felt.” -Antony and Cleopatra

“That, in the course of justice, none of us should see salvation: we do pray for mercy; and that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy.” -The Merchant of Venice

“I do not much dislike the matter, but The manner of his speech.” -Antony and Cleopatra

“What a piece of work is man! How noble “He that dies pays all debts.” in reason! How infinite in faculties! In form, -The Tempest and moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals!” -Hamlet “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” -Romeo and Juliet “I will wear my heart upon my sleeve.” -Othello

“Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.” -As You Like It

“Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.” -King Henry VI

“Neither a borrower, nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry, This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” -Hamlet

“Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer.” -King Henry VI

“O, how full of briers is this working-day
world!” -As You Like It

“We cannot all be masters, nor all masters cannot be truly follow’d.” -Othello

“But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.” -Romeo and Juliet

“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows!” -The Tempest

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.” -Antony and Cleopatra

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” -The Merchant of Venice

Hamlet King Henry VI As You Like It

Othello Romeo and Juliet The Tempest

Antony and Cleopatra The Merchant of Venice

Instructions on how to assemble your Shakespeare memory book:
1. Take two file folders and glue them together attaching the back of the first to the front of the second to form a book with four pages. 2. Print all the pages of the memory book and cut them out. 3. Glue on the cover and then glue the titles of two plays on each inside page as shown in the pictures.

4. Have your child select a quote card, read it aloud together, discuss it, and look up any unfamiliar words. Next have them copy it down on another sheet of paper. When they have memorized the quote you can

glue it in the book under the title of the play which it is contained in.

Note: I have included 3 quotes from each play. Only two will fit under each title in the book. I have done this so that you can pick which quotes you would like to use. You could also use blank paper and make your own quote cards if you have other quotes you like that I have not included.

I hope you have a lovely time enjoying Shakespeare with your child!