Creative ESL for K-12?

How do I introduce K-12 ESL students from South Korea and beyond to history and context while staying nearby to storytelling and creative performance? We’ve been reciting and reflecting upon some of Aesop’s fables but it might be useful to try basic Shakespeare.  It has been a nice journey so far so let’s probe deeper, OK?>.

I appreciate this BBC educational media work about some of Shakespeare’s works

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/60secondshakespeare/themes_index.shtml