Shakespearean Puns

Tickle your funny bone with a activity that presents five famous puns drawn from Shakespeare's Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Much Ado About Nothing. Readers identify the play on words as a homographic or homophonic pun. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask your punsters to create their own punny lines

  • For each pun, the context and play are identified

  • No answer key is included