Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare!

Publisher: Walker Books

Review

Illustrator Marcia Williams offers up lively illustrated retellings of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays in this entertaining picture book.

Seven plays - The Merchant of Venice, Anthony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear and Richard III - are transformed into comic strips in Williams's witty and distinctive style, providing a fun and accessible take on the original stories that also include some selected dialogue from the plays themselves.

Perfect for use in the primary classroom, Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare! makes an ideal first introduction to Shakespeare, offering young readers plenty to look at and discover in the intricate, colourful spreads, each packed with a wealth of detail to explore. Children will especially love looking out for the riotous remarks from audience members, who regularly pop up at the edges of the pictures, offering their own irreverent commentary on the story of each play.

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