I recently had a student come in, who's English class was studying Macbeth. As part of a project, she had to write an assignment using Shakespearean English! At first, that sounded rather daunting, but I found a couple of sites that definitely helped.
First of all, never forget "No Fear Shakespeare" which shows the play in both shakespearean English and then regular English, side-by-side, like this:
It makes it much easier to then figure out what is going on, if reading the play itself is proving difficult. It is also handy for parents who may have forgotten what is really going on in each scene or act.
My newest finding, in regards to writing in Shakespearean English, is two translators: English to Shakespearean (by LingoJam) as well as Shakespeare Translator (by Schmoop). Although, in translating, we did find some errors and things that didn't quite make sense, it sure made it easy to take a regular paragraph and translate it. Then, we could tweak it and make small adjustments!
Below is the first paragraph translated into Shakespearean English via the LingoJam Translator. You can see that capitals are lost, and you'll have to add them back in.
i recently had a student cometh in, who's english class was studying macbeth. as parteth of a projecteth, she had to writeth an assignment using shakespearean english! at first, that sound'd rath'r daunting, but i found a couple of sites that definitely holp. first of all, nev'r forgeteth "no feareth shakespeare" which shows the playeth in both shakespearean english and then regular english, side-by-side, liketh this:
and the Schmoop translator.
I recently hadst a inhorn man cometh in, who's English class wast studying Macbeth. As part of a project, the lady hadst to writeth an assignment using Shakespearean English! At first, that sounded rather daunting, but I hath found a couple of sites that forsooth holp.
Depending on what it is you're writing, one or the other translator will make more sense.
Can you imagine someone's annual Christmas Letter translated this way? Hahaha! That would be fun!