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Tales from Shakespeare

Written by Marcia Williams

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Marcia Williams’s charming retellings of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays are made even more accessible and entertaining by her own distinctive and detailed illustrations. She features fourteen of the plays, a mix of comedy, tragedy and history, telling them with wit and insight, and often using direct quotation. Each page features three or more colour illustrations of characters and scenes, and even, for the introduction, the audience. Jewel-bright there are dramatic scenes - Hamlet confronting the ghost of his father for example, or the shipwreck that strands Viola and Sebastian at the beginning of Twelfth Night – as well as close-ups on characters, both heroes and attendant lords. It all makes this one of the most inviting and attractive introductions to Shakespeare’s plays for young children. ~ Andrea Reece

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Tales from Shakespeare Synopsis

Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in her trademark witty, accessible style. Take your seats in the Globe Theatre as Marcia Williams presents fourteen of Shakespeare's most famous plays. From the heartbreaking tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to Puck's hilarious escapades in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Marcia brings Shakespeare's stories vividly to life.

A witty, accessible introduction to Shakespeare's plays.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781406361025
Publication date: 1st October 2015
Author: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Traditional Tales
Other Categories: Shakespeare 400 Anniversary

About 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 ...

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