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William Shakespeare's life Very little is known for certain about William Shakespeare. What we do know about his life comes from registrar records, court records, wills, marriage certificates and his tombstone in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564 at Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon. John Shakespeare married Mary Arden, the daughter of Robert Arden, a farmer from the nearby village of Wilmcote. William's father, John Shakespeare, was an affluent glove maker, tanner and wool dealer who owned property in Stratford. William's mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a prosperous farmer, Robert Arden, who had left her some land in Wilmcote, near Stratford. William almost certainly went to one of Stratford's 'petty' or junior schools where he would have learnt his letters with the help of a hornbook. Shakespeare’s plays reveal a detailed knowledge of the curriculum taught in such schools which were geared to teaching pupils Latin, both spoken and written.

Absolute Shakespeare Much Ado About Shakespeare Illustrated by Donovan Bixley WINNER best illustrated book at the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults ! Shakespeare’s life, told in his own words and beautifully illustrated by a great fan. Terry Deary’s Best Ever Shakespeare Tales The Bard gets the Horrible treatment. What happens when Shakespeare meets Terry Deary? Ten awesome Shakespeare plays rewritten in super-funny style. Authors Terry DearyTerry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher and currently lives in County Durham.

Stories from Shakespeare Summary Stories from Shakespeare A collection of ten of William Shakespeare's best-known tales, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, retold in a lively, easy-to-read style with enchanting illustrations.Brings to life Shakespeare's world of magic and mystery, romance and revenge, witches, fairies and ghosts for a new generation of young readers.Includes outlines of all 28 of Shakespeare's plays, along with key characters and quotations – perfect for use in homes and schools. Includes the following plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, As you like it, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew. “... highly readable ... not to be missed.”The Good Book Guide Reader Reviews We don't have any reviews for this book yet.

Julius Caesar Presents Shakespeare's retelling of Julius Caesar's assassination and the turmoil that followed that focuses on the conspirators, their initial reasoning and their ultimate guilt. This title features full-colour, dramatic artwork that respresents set-pieces from Shakepeare's trag... read full description below. Usually ships 5-14 working days – Title is showing as available from publisher Quick Reference ... view full title details below. Buy Now Full details for this title Description of this Book Graffex is a series of illustrated literary classics retold for young readers, using a graphic novel format which is particularly popular with reluctant readers. ^ top Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings There are no reviews for this title. Author's Bio There is no author biography for this title.

Mr William Shakespeare's Plays By Marcia Williams Seven classic Shakespeare plays presented in an accessible comic strip format. Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest are all brought vividly to life in Marcia Williams' gloriously accessible comic-strip versions, which include the bard's own dialogue and the rowdy remarks of the audience. Mr William Shakespeare's Plays has sold over 50,000 copies since it was first published in 1998. About the author Marcia Williams is a successful author/illustrator and, with her distinctive cartoon-strip style, has now illustrated and retold many literary classics for children, including The Adventures of Robin Hood (9781406311372), Greek Myths (9781406303476) and Oliver Twist and Other Great Dickens Stories (9781406305630).

Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! By Marcia Williams Seven classic Shakespeare plays presented in an accessible comic strip format. The Globe Theatre is delighted to announce a new season of Mr. William Shakespeare's plays! Prithee take your place once more for a performance of seven of the Bard's finest tales. See As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard III, Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing - each brilliantly presented in dramatic comic-strip form, including Mr Shakespeare's own dialogue and the riotous remarks of the audience. Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare! About the author Marcia Williams is a successful author/llustrator and, with her distinctive cartoon-strip style, has now illustrated and retold many literary classics for children, including The Adventures of Robin Hood (9781406311372), Greek Myths (9781406303476) and Oliver Twist and Other Great Dickens Stories (9781406305630).

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Learn about William Shakespeare, the world's most famous playwright, and enjoy our colouring pages and printable activities, puzzles and worksheets. In 2014 we celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday! Who Was William Shakespeare? William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever English writers. Some of Shakespeare’s better known plays include ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564 before moving to London to become an actor at age 21. In 1599, along with some fellow actors, Shakespeare built a theatre on the South Bank of the River Thames which he named ‘The Globe’. William Shakespeare was a very well-known character in Tudor England. The original Globe Theatre Fun fact: William Shakespeare was the only member of his family that could read or write! "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." More Shakespeare Activities

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