Shakespeare Book New Edition Out Now

Shakespeare and his Dramatic Acts by Andrew Donkin & 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…”

Hello. I hope everyone is keeping well and safe in these strange, strange times.

Meanwhile, back in the world of books… delighted to report that the kindly folks at Scholastic Books have once again reissued my Shakespeare biography with a lovely new cover.

You’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.

William Shakespeare – His Dramatic Acts is a funny and lively biography packed with gags, maps, cartoons, odd bits of history, and strange facts about our William. The book is masterfully illustrated by the witty and wise, top cartoonist, Clive Goddard.

This book previously appeared under the title The Weird World of William Shakespeare. 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.

It’s perfect as a primer for Shakespeare or as a revision guide too.

Weird World of William Shakespeare Ye Old Map of London Spread
One of my favourite spreads from the book. I love this map of old London by Clive.
He’s a genius. (You can tell him I said so.)

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. L Module says:

    A great book to introduce children to Shakespeare.

  2. L Module says:

    A great way to get kids (old and young) introduced to the main man! So many of our commonly used phrases originated with Shakespeare.

  3. CliveGoddard says:

    It’s an excellent book.
    One of my personal favourites as it happens.
    And thanks for the compliment, Mr Donkin. You’re a genius, too!

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