The Weird World of William Shakespeare

Weird World of William Shakespeare coverBy Andrew Donkin

Illustrated by Clive Goddard

“Dust off your ruffs, and take your eats for the show: the curtain is about to rise on the life of the greatest writer of all…”

Buy on AmazonYou’ve probably heard of William Shakespeare. He is world famous for: – writing a few plays – having a bit of a way with words – creating characters like romantic Romeo and murderous Macbeth. But have you heard that William: – did a seven-year vanishing act – nearly had his head chopped off by the Queen – nicked an entire theatre?

Yes, even though he was born 450 years ago, William’s still full of surprises. Now you can get the inside story with William’s secret diary, find out the news of the day in the Shakespearean Sun and prepare to be amazed as the curtain is raised on Shakespeare’s most dramatic acts.

The Weird World of William Shakespeare is a funny and lively biography packed with gags, maps, cartoons, odd bits of history, and strange facts about our William. Masterfully illustrated by the witty and wise, Clive Goddard.

Weird World of William Shakespeare Ye Old Map of London Spread

This book previously appeared under the title William Shakespeare and his Dramatic Acts. It has been reprinted twenty times and has sold over 100,000 copies in over a dozen counties around the world. It is published by Scholastic UK – a great Shakespeare primer for all ages.