After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English and a teaching credential, Bill Walthall returned to his hometown in Ventura County, California, to teach English and drama at Oxnard and Hueneme High Schools. Having spent a decade in the classroom, he took a year off to recharge his batteries, but was pulled into the private-sector rat race as a technology consultant.


In the intervening years, he never lost his passion for literature, education, and theatre. He resumed literary study, earning a Masters in English. He has presented papers at conferences, workshops for educational groups, and inservices for schools. He currently runs the blog, The Bill Shakespeare Project, breaking down the entire canon of the Bard's plays.


He has appeared in and directed plays (ranging from Shakespeare to world premieres), has taught Shakespeare for actors, both adult and child. He has recently begun film work, starring in student films and improv-based court television series.


Bill Walthall

actor  |  writer  |  teacher  |  dramaturge



Need an English or drama substitute teacher in the Hueneme Elementary or Oxnard Union High School Districts?

Contact Bill through Aesop/FrontLine!


Need English or drama tutoring in the Ventura County area?

Bill's here to help…schedule a lesson with him through WyzAnt!


Are you a director? Need some Shakespearean assistance?

Bill can help you as a dramaturge, helping you bridge your production from the page to the stage, providing background information about past productions of your play, discussing of verse rhythm and word meaning with actors, as well as helping you edit your script to focus on your vision. Post-edit, he can also provide you with a chart showing which actors appear in which scenes (thus helping you multi-cast your production).






As a former teacher, Bill knows how to bring Shakespeare to the students. He can deliver lessons and interactive presentations in classroom visitations as well as workshops for teachers who are looking for ways to introduce and teach the best of the Bard.


Check out the Bill / Shakespeare Project- and Bill Walthall-related products at both Teachers Pay Teachers and RedBubble!

Coming soon: Nearpod!

Teachers Pay Teachers

They’ve got infographics, printables and handouts galore!

Some are the support materials from our play-centric sessions, some are for other plays, some for Shakespeare in general. Some are free, some for purchase…all quality stuff!



Demand was so high for The Periodic Table of Shakespeare as a poster, they made that happen.



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