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Great Lives in Graphics reimagines the lives of extraordinary people in vivid technicolour, presenting 250+ fascinating facts in a new and exciting way.
Great Lives in Graphics: Shakespeare is an infographic biography of the most well-known playwright of all time. In an engaging graphic style, this book explains the world into which William Shakespeare was born and how his plays have continues to be taught and performed across the world for over 400 years.
Great Lives in Graphics Shakespeare
Detailing how a country boy with no university education, from a small town in Tudor England, went in to write the most amazing enduring plats in all of English literature, This book vividly describes the superstitions of the age and how Shakespeare’s plays were filled with witches, ghosts and sorcery.
Shakespeare’s works are special because they’re about life and the human experience, his gift was for understanding the way that people think and feel and for expressing those emotions on paper. Love, death, jealousy, fear, rage, hope, laughter and revenge – his plays take all of what it means to be human and weave that into wonderful stories, sprinkled with clever word play.
Showcasing details how stagecraft of that era was achieved and explains that Will’s plays were meant to be performed on stage in front of an audience and that they had to please the young, old, rich, and poor alike lest he lose the crowd!
- Introduction: an inspirational overview of their life, highlighting obstacles faced and the tenacity required to overcome them.
- Timeline spread: charting their life from birth to death and including major world events, putting their story in historical context.
- Family outline: early family life and experiences in education, relating them to similar questions and challenges children face today.
- Geographical overview: map showing the important places that feature in their lives, for example where they were born, worked, lived and died.
- Glossary: helping children to expand their vocabulary.
This graphic retelling gives children a visual snapshot of his life and the world in which Will lived while educating them on the recurrent themes and motifs in Shakespeare’s plays and giving them a grounding in why his works are so well-loved and continue to be appreciated well into the 21st century.
Where can you buy the Great Lives in Graphics Shakespeare book?
The Great Lives in Graphics Shakespeare book is available to buy from Amazon and all other good book retailers in Hardback and Kindle Editions.
About The Author – Button Books
Great Lives in Graphics has been created by Button Books’ team of writers, editors, specialist historians and designers, who have collectively worked across a wide range of media including books, magazines, newspapers, TV and radio.
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