A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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A captivating picture book retelling by Shakespeare’s Globe for very young readers. William Shakespeare’s comedy about four lovers’ mishaps in an enchanted forest is unforgettably re-imagined by Shakespeare’s Globe as a picture book for very young readers. With exquisite and detailed illustrations from the acclaimed artist Jane Ray, who has been shortlisted for the Kate […]

Violet’s Tempest

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Violet’s world has changed. Her voice has gone from a giggle to a whisper. So when her teacher casts her in the school play, she is filled with worry. How will she ever stand in front of a crowd and overcome her shyness? With the love and support of her family, Violet must find her […]

To Wee or Not to Wee

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Hamlet could NEVER make his mind up about ANYTHING. And one time he actually went to school in just his pants and got sent home because he couldn’t decide what to wear. When Izzy (star of The Spy Who Loved School Dinners) is asked to tell her friends some HILARIOUS and SCARY stories she knows […]

Tripwrecked: Tempest Terror

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Only a sensible, level head can save the day when disaster strikes on a school trip in this hilariously slapstick introduction to Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Frank and his drama club are off on a dream school trip to perform The Tempest at a festival. But it turns into a nightmare when their ferry is hit […]

Ira Aldridge: The Shakespearean Actor

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I Was There… Ira Aldridge tells the exciting story of the African-American actor, Ira Aldridge, who rose to fame on the London stage. Brilliantly imagined, readers aged 7+ will love this first-hand account of a child’s experience of nineteenth-century London and the vibrant life of the theatre. Amazing black-and-white illustrations throughout bring the story to life.  

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare, rewritten to be accessible to children aged 7+. Including favourites such as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello, each story is stunningly illustrated by collage artist Alice Lindstrom.

Shakespeare

Shakespeare Topic Booklist William Shakespeare was a famous British playwright born in 1564. His plays have been performed millions of times around the globe and are still well-loved today. Primary school children often study simplified versions of the stories from Shakespeare’s plays, with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest being among the most popular. […]

Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays

Seven classic Shakespeare plays presented in an accessible comic strip format. 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 […]

Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Plain Text

The complete play translated into plain English. It’s 11th century Scotland. Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, is one of King Duncan’s greatest war captains. Upon returning from a battle with the rebellious Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth and Banquo encounter three witches, who prophecy that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and then King. They also prophecy […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids

For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has been introducing Shakespeare to primary school pupils. Working with her students, many as young as seven, she makes Shakespeare’s plays come wonderfully alive for young eyes and ears. The texts are rewritten as simple rhyming verse and illustrated by her pupils’ own lively colour illustrations of the […]

Shakespeare’s The Tempest for Kids: 3 Short Melodramatic Plays for 3 Group Sizes

Who will you be? Prospero the wizard? The evil Antonio? Miranda? Caliban the fish monster!?! The Tempest like you have never experienced it before: quick, fun, and easy to understand. Designed for 7-18+ actors, kids, families, or anyone who wants to enjoy and perform Shakespeare’s classic play. The Tempest for Kids is a play versatile […]

Romeo And Juliet: Shakespeare Stories for Children

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun… A beautiful retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous love story. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Hate in Romeo and Juliet. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of […]

Chasing the Stars

Olivia and her twin brother, Aidan, are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that completely wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety. Nathan’s ship is heading in the opposite direction. But on the journey it is attacked. Only a few survive. Their lives unexpectedly collide. Nathan and […]