William Shakespeare by Anita Ganeri
  

Synopsis

William Shakespeare by Anita Ganeri

Did you know that Shakespeare couldn't spell his own surname? Love him or hate him, everyone has heard of the world's most famous playwright. But did the Elizabethans think he was a genius or simply that he wrote great soap operas? Any book on Shakespeare will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the bard and his mates were REALLY like ...Uncover a wealth of information about Shakespeare! Find out where he was born and look at his family tree, see a map of Shakespeare's Stratford and Shakespeare's London, find out what school was like in Shakespeare's time, what London life was like and what sort of people went to the theatre. See a cross-section illustration of the Globe and discover how special effects were created and what actors wore. Read biographies of famous actors of the era such as Edward Alleyn, Richard Burbage, Richard Tarlton and William Kempe as well as biographies of contemporary writers Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe. Read famous quotes and sayings and whizz your eye over a timeline of Shakespeare's plays and of his life. This book will tell you what Shakespeare's longest or shortest play is, or even which is the most miserable or goriest? It includes plots and information about ten of Shakespeare's plays: Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; Henry V; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth and The Tempest. It highlights some of Shakespeare's funniest characters and some of those that were in love. It concludes looking at how Shakespeare died, and discusses whether Shakespeare was, in fact, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward De Vere, Roger Manners, William Stanley or Christopher Marlowe. Finally, test your knowledge of all you've read with a fun 20-question quiz.

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A lively but sound guide... a very good and inexpensive little handbook for all kinds of readers. Carousel

About the Author

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri was born in Calcutta, India, but attended both primary and secondary school here in England. She lives in the north of England with her husband, children,
a cat and three dogs. She is a prolific author of non-fiction for children and has had a staggering 100+ books published. She has been made a Fellow of The Royal
Geographical Society where she carries out a great deal of research, looking for weird and wonderful things to write about in her Horrible Geography books.

Mike Phillips is an illustrator for children. He was born in London, England and now lives in North Devon with his family.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Anita Ganeri
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Author's Website

www.oxgan.pwp.blueyonder.co...

Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

13th February 2014

ISBN

9780750281676


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