William Shakespeare was born in England, in 1564, and is probably the best-known playwright and poet in the world. Even those who have never seen or read his work unknowingly use his language every day, as numerous phrases have passed into common use. His plays are enormously varied as this book demonstrates including histories, comedies and tragedies. Six of them are summarized here, with extracts from the original plays to encourage young readers to look at the complete texts or even better see them performed. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S DREAM & OTHER CLASSIC TALES OF THE PLAYS Six illustrated stories from Shakespeare Retold by Nicola Baxter Illustrated by Jenny Thorne CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
Biblio NotesSix of Shakespeare s most famous plays are beautifully illustrated in this collection of dramatic retellings An inspiring introduction to the intricate comedies of A Midsummer Night s Dream and Twelfth Night, the tragedies of Hamlet and Macbeth, and the contrasting love stories of Romeo and Juliet and Antony and Cleopatra Specially retold by Nicola Baxter and with sumptuous paintings by Jenny Thorne, this timeless book brings the classic plays to life in an easy-to-understand format About the Editor and Illustrator: Nicola Baxter has written or compiled more than three hundred children s titles. Jenny Thorne has illustrated children s books for over thirty years, including several by classic authors.
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