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Shakespeare (DK Eyewitness Books)

Shakespeare (DK Eyewitness Books) by Peter Chrisp

ISBN10: 075660723X
ISBN13: 978-0756607234
Author: Peter Chrisp
Book title: Shakespeare (DK Eyewitness Books)
Publisher: DK CHILDREN (August 2, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Arts Music & Photography
Size PDF: 1509 kb
Size ePub: 1732 kb
Size Fb2: 1739 kb
Rating: 4.7/5
Votes: 802
Pages: 72 pages

Shakespeare (DK Eyewitness Books) by Peter Chrisp

Presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.


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I used this book in a senior English classroom to supplement the curriculum and give my students some context before we started Hamlet. The information is presented in a simple way with a lot of visual representation, which makes it an effective tool to appeal to many different learning styles. Although the pictures are large and the amount of text is limited, the book is not written in a way that talks down to students. My students really enjoyed the project we did based on information in this book. The sections about the plague, religion, and warfare were particularly helpful in relation to Hamlet.

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This book is an excellent introduction to Shakespeare and to the late 16th and early 17th centuries. I found my children very interested in the pictures and then asking about the information. I must say that I have yet to find any DK Eyewitness Books that were not wonderful. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the man or the time.

I use this book for a scavenger hunt for background info for my high schoolers. Book works well for this project.

I look forward to sharing the importance of Shakespeare to my drama class.

I loved the book. It's fully illustrated, very beautiful!

Everything A-OK w/this purchase of DK's "Shakespeare."

Interesting book...full of "hooks of interest" for kids.


My students love this book! I use it every year when I introduce my freshmen to Shakespeare and his world for the first time. They are most fascinated by the boy being transformed into a female character.

There's much to learn in there for teachers and lovers of Shakespeare as well.