Mr William Shakespeare's Plays by Marcia Williams


Mr William Shakespeare's Plays by Marcia Williams

Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest are all brought vividly to life in Marcia Williams' gloriously accessible comic-strip versions, which include the bard's own dialogue and the rowdy remarks of the audience.


A good place for children to begin to realise that reading the greatest poet in the English language might not be such an elitist chore. The Observer Detailed artwork, terrific design, great stories. The Daily Telegraph A glorious retelling, in a highly individual style. The Bookseller One of the most inviting introductions to Shakespeare's plays and to Tudor theatre for young children ... the distinctive and detailed cartoons are superb ... an excellent resource to help inspire children in drama, writing and drawing Books for Keeps, 10 best books to introduce children to William Shakespeare This is an ingenious and delightful book -- Andrew Matthews The Guardian ...these editions in Williams

About the Author

Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams' mother was a writer and her father was a playwright and theatre director. She spent the early part of her life in Canton, Hong Kong, Nigeria and the Middle East with her mother and diplomat stepfather. She loved books from an early age and remembers being read to almost every night; "I would often be scared, especially by fairy tales, but I never wanted the stories to end." She went to boarding school in Sussex, from where she sent weekly illustrated letters to her parents overseas.

Marcia didn't receive any formal art training. She calls herself "an obsessive illustrator. I've just always done it. I never consciously thought: that's what I want to do." She had a number of jobs, including nursery teacher, which is when she developed her taste for story-telling to young children; "I learnt what they found accessible and what they enjoyed." Giving up teaching to paint, she studied watercolour at Richmond College and held some successful local exhibitions before a friend suggested that she took her work to show Walker Books.

Marcia lives in London and has two grown-up children and three grandchildren, one extra-large dog and a cat.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

7th September 2009



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