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 last handful of years, however, he has rekindled his passion for literature and education. He has resumed literary study as a student in the SNHU Masters in English program. He has presented papers at conferences, workshops for educational groups, and inservices for schools.


He has appeared in and directed plays, as well as acted as dramaturge for Shakespearean stage productions (including winter 2017’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse).


He continues to produce his blog, The Bill / Shakespeare Project, where he brings not only a fun, accessible yet still scholarly approach to a play-by-play analysis of Shakespeare’s works, but also the latest and greatest in Willy Shakespeare headlines every week in his “This Week in Shakespeare” podcast.



Bill Walthall

get your Shakespeare on!

Need a workshop, presnetation, cool poster, or dramaturgical assistance?

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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).





Bill has presented papers at a number of conferences, including “Westworld: Shakespearean Delights and Futuristic Ends” at the PCA conference in March 2018, “An Army of Cuckolds: Military Homosociality and the Fear of Cuckoldry in Much Ado About Nothing and Othello” at Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Wooden O Symposium in April 2017, and “It’s About Time: Romeo and Juliet” at.Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death at California Lutheran University in 2016.


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

Coming soon: Nearpod!

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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.




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.

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