Shakespeare's First Folio: All The Plays: A Children's Edition (Hardcover)

Shakespeare's First Folio: All The Plays: A Children's Edition By William Shakespeare, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Emily Sutton (Illustrator), Dr. Anjna Chouhan Cover Image
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Created in partnership with Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust, this remarkable collection includes thirty-six abridged plays from Shakespeare’s First Folio, exuberantly illustrated by Emily Sutton.

Young hams, drama queens, and lovers of old-time language, rejoice! Four hundred years after its publication, Shakespeare’s First Folio has found a brand-new crop of enthusiasts. This gorgeous collection comprises all the plays in the original volume—fourteen comedies, ten histories, and twelve tragedies—each edited so it can be performed by eight to twelve children age seven and up in under twenty minutes. Lovingly abridged by Dr. Anjna Chouhan, a senior lecturer at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Plays: A Children's Edition uses the original language, allowing kids a taste of choice words such as sluggardized and rampallian as well as famous lines like “Friends, Romans, countrymen” and “Once more unto the breach.” Lavishly and energetically illustrated by Emily Sutton, whose meticulous research was inspired by the holdings of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, this keepsake volume is designed to ensure that every child has a positive first experience with the Bard and to preserve his legacy for future generations.

About the Author

Emily Sutton graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in illustration. She is the illustrator of Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes, Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth, Grow: Secrets of Our DNA, and A First Book of the Sea, all by Nicola Davies, as well as The Christmas Eve Tree by Delia Huddy and Betty and the Mysterious Visitor by Anne Twist. In addition to illustrating picture books, she paints, sculpts, and designs prints. Emily Sutton lives in England. Follow her on Instagram @EmilySuttonArtist.

Praise For…

“The new must-have children’s edition of Shakespeare . . . This sumptuous children’s edition of Shakespeare’s First Folio is beguiling . . . Feast your eyeballs on this bedazzling book and start your children on a lifelong love of Shakespeare.” – The Times (UK)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536236439
ISBN-10: 1536236438
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: May 1st, 2024
Pages: 416
Language: English