Much Ado About Nothing by Anna Claybourne


Much Ado About Nothing by Anna Claybourne

As merry as the day is long. Mistaken identities, jealous relatives, lovers' quarrels and a happy ending...Discover the entertaining story at the heart of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies. Contains information about the background to Much Ado About Nothing, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Gossip, and its role in society in 16th century England, is also examined, to give some 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

11th December 2014



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