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    Shakespeare (What They Don't Tell You About) (Paperback) By (author) Anita Ganeri, Illustrated by Alan Rowe

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    DescriptionDid you know that Shakespeare couldn't spell his own surname? Love him or hate him, everyone has heard of the world's most famous playwright. But did the Elizabethans think he was a genius or simply that he wrote great soap operas? Any book on Shakespeare will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the bard and his mates were REALLY like ...Uncover a wealth of information about Shakespeare! Find out where he was born and look at his family tree, see a map of Shakespeare's Stratford and Shakespeare's London, find out what school was like in Shakespeare's time, what London life was like and what sort of people went to the theatre. See a cross-section illustration of the Globe and discover how special effects were created and what actors wore. Read biographies of famous actors of the era such as Edward Alleyn, Richard Burbage, Richard Tarlton and William Kempe as well as biographies of contemporary writers Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe. Read famous quotes and sayings and whizz your eye over a timeline of Shakespeare's plays and of his life. This book will tell you what Shakespeare's longest or shortest play is, or even which is the most miserable or goriest? It includes plots and information about ten of Shakespeare's plays: Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; Henry V; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth and The Tempest. It highlights some of Shakespeare's funniest characters and some of those that were in love. It concludes looking at how Shakespeare died, and discusses whether Shakespeare was, in fact, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward De Vere, Roger Manners, William Stanley or Christopher Marlowe. Finally, test your knowledge of all you've read with a fun 20-question quiz.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anita Ganeri, Illustrated by Alan Rowe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 104 g
    ISBN 13: 9780750281676
    ISBN 10: 0750281677

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    BIC children’s book marketing category: D5N79
    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4KHJ, 4KHN
    BIC subject category V2: YNDS
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007030, JNF025000, JNF017000, JNF034000
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    BISAC V2.8: JNF063000
    DC23: 822.33
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    Hachette Children's Books
    Imprint name
    Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
    Publication date
    13 February 2014
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    Author Information
    Anita Ganeri read languages at Cambridge University before starting a career in children's books as Foreign Rights Manager at Walker. After then moving to Usborne Publishing as a writer and editor, she became a full-time freelance children's author.