Romeo and Juliet by Anna Claybourne


Romeo and Juliet by Anna Claybourne

O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Two families at war, and a pair of young, star-crossed lovers caught in the crossfire...Read on, through romance and heartbreak, to discover the tragic story at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Contains information about the background to Romeo and Juliet, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Poisons, and their application in 16th century England, are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written. The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.

About the Author

Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne is the author of numerous books on the natural world for young readers, including the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Planet Earth, the Survival Skills Handbook and many more. She is also the winner of the Times Educational Supplement Senior Information Book Award for her title The World of Shakespeare which summarised the plays in attractive and digestible synopses. She is also the author of a picture called Where's Will.

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80 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

13th November 2014



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