Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! by Marcia Williams

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Presents the stories of seven Shakespeare plays by including actual dialogue in the illustrations, summarizing the plots in picture captions, and showing the comments and actions of audience members on the sides and bottom of the pages.

About Marcia Williams

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Marcia Williams has retold many classics for children, including CHARLES DICKENS AND FRIENDS; TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE; GREEK MYTHS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN; THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY; and BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! Of this book, she says, "Working on the Old Testament has been a joy. The tales are so rich, it is always possible to find something new within them. Yet, at the same time, they have all the comfort of the familiar." She lives in London.
Published January 1, 2000 by Walker Books Ltd. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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She handles As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, and Much Ado About Nothing fearlessly, using a grisaille, Gorey-esque palette for the tragedies and full-out color saturation for the comedies, all with a kind of nervous, effervescent ...

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Surrounding the borders of each page are more cartoon-like illustrations that represent the spectators who, in Shakespeare’s day, would make rude and noisy comments during the play.

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