The Comedy, Tragedy and History of William Shakespeare


Published in the year of the 450th annivesary of his birth, this is a first introduction to William Shakespeare - his life, times and plays - from his school life in Stratford-upon-Avon to living in Elizabethan London and co-owning the Globe theatre. The light-hearted but authoritative text combines with Adria's Meserve's magical illustrations to capture the world of the Tudor theatre. The book also contains clever and extremely useful short summaries of some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays - including comedies such as Midsummer's Night Dream and Twelfth Night, histories such as Henry V and Richard III and tragedies such as Macbeth and Hamlet. This is a beautiful, entertaining and accessible picture book about the world's most famous writer.

Franklin Watts, November 2014
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Perfect for Upper Key Stage 2, The Comedy, History & Tragedy of William Shakespeare is a fantastic overview of the life, times and work of Avon’s most famous playwright. With fresh and artful illustrations, a clear layout and bold colours, this marvellous book will give children and pre-teens an enjoyable introduction to Shakespeare.

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