Shakespeare's Storybook by Patrick Ryan

Shakespeare's Storybook

Written by Patrick Ryan
Illustrated by James Mayhew

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Shakespeare was a brilliant storyteller and he knew a good story when he heard one. Here in this wonderfully atmospheric book we discover the stories from which some of his best-known plays took their inspiration. ‘A Bargain is a Bargain’ was the inspiration for A Merchant of Venice whilst ‘The Hill of Roses’ forms the background for Romeo and Juliet.

This book is an absolutely fantastic way to introduce and enthuse children of the delights of Shakespeare from an early age.


Shakespeare's Storybook by Patrick Ryan

Presents Shakespeare to younger children. This book, written by a professional storyteller, brings together the traditional folk stories, ballads and fairy tales of Shakespeare's masterpieces.

About the Author

Patrick Ryan has worked as a teacher and professional storyteller for over twenty years. He regularly tours Britain, Europe and the US performing, lecturing and conducting a variety of workshops. Patrick has written for the BBC and has also actively participated in several major storytelling projects, among them ‘Living Stories of the World’, a multi-cultural workshop for primary children in inner and outer London, and ‘Telling the Tale’ for Globe Education at the Globe Theatre.

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120 pages


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Publication date

1st March 2011




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Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

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