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William Shakespeare was the son of a glovemaker, a small-town boy with a grammar school education. Yet he grew up to become the greatest English-speaking playwright in the world. Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare is both his story and that of a great art rediscovered in the modern world.

Drama had been forgotten since the days of ancient Greece, but it reemerged in Elizabethan London with the building of the first modern theater. Its impact can still be imagined today. There were the theaters, open to the weather and featuring neither sets nor curtains, but equipped with dramatic special effects. There were the companies of actors--the leading men, the comedians, the boys who played women's roles--and the playwrights who gave them all lines to say.

Best of all, there was William Shakespeare, who rubbed shoulders with noblemen and royalty as well as with the rowdy crowds at the foot of the stage. He was suspected of involvement in a treasonous rebellion, and his last play literally brought down the house when cannon effects set fire to the famous Globe theater and it burned to the ground.

Award-winning collaborators Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema have once again created a feast of words and pictures to celebrate the life of a remarkable person from the pages of history: William Shakespeare, a man for all time."

Synopsis:

How did a man from an unremarkable family create a legacy of plays that are performed today in every part of the world? "Bard of Avon" presents "a remarkably rounded picture of Shakespeare's life and the period in which he lived" ("The Horn Book", starred review). Full color.

Synopsis:

How did a man from an unremarkable family create a legacy of plays that are performed today in every part of the world? "Bard of Avon" presents "a remarkably rounded picture of Shakespeare's life and the period in which he lived" ("The Horn Book", starred review). Full color.

About the Author

Diane Stanley is the author andillustrator of beloved books for youngreaders, including The Silver Bowl, whichreceived three starred reviews; Saving Sky,winner of the Arab American Museum'sArab American Award and a Bank StreetCollege of Education Best Book of the Year;Bella at Midnight, a School Library JournalBest Book of the Year and an ALA BooklistEditors' Choice; The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy; The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine; and A Time Apart. Well knownas the author and illustrator of award-winningpicture-book biographies, she isthe recipient of the Orbis Pictus Awardfor Outstanding Nonfiction for Childrenand the Washington Post-Children's BookGuild Nonfiction Award for the body ofher work.

Ms. Stanley has also written andillustrated numerous picture books, includingthree creatively reimagined fairy tales: The Giant and the Beanstalk, Goldie and the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter.She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Diane Stanley is the author andillustrator of beloved books for youngreaders, including The Silver Bowl, whichreceived three starred reviews; Saving Sky,winner of the Arab American Museum'sArab American Award and a Bank StreetCollege of Education Best Book of the Year;Bella at Midnight, a School Library JournalBest Book of the Year and an ALA BooklistEditors' Choice; The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy; The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine; and A Time Apart. Well knownas the author and illustrator of award-winningpicture-book biographies, she isthe recipient of the Orbis Pictus Awardfor Outstanding Nonfiction for Childrenand the Washington Post-Children's BookGuild Nonfiction Award for the body ofher work.

Ms. Stanley has also written andillustrated numerous picture books, includingthree creatively reimagined fairy tales: The Giant and the Beanstalk, Goldie and the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter.She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688162948
Author:
Stanley, Diane
Author:
Vennema, Peter
Author:
by Diane Stanley
Author:
Stanley, Diane
Publisher:
Mulberry Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Subject:
Dramatists, English
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mulberry Paperback
Series:
Morrow Junior Books
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 9.25 in 8.4 oz
Age Level:
06-09

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"Synopsis" by , How did a man from an unremarkable family create a legacy of plays that are performed today in every part of the world? "Bard of Avon" presents "a remarkably rounded picture of Shakespeare's life and the period in which he lived" ("The Horn Book", starred review). Full color.
"Synopsis" by , How did a man from an unremarkable family create a legacy of plays that are performed today in every part of the world? "Bard of Avon" presents "a remarkably rounded picture of Shakespeare's life and the period in which he lived" ("The Horn Book", starred review). Full color.
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