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Julius Caesar - retold by Michael Ford  by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar - retold by Michael Ford

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Shakespeare’s gripping tragedy of Ancient Rome – the assassination and the turmoil that followed - is vividly and faithfully retold in graphic novel format. It is part of a series of illustrated literary classics retold for young readers, which is particularly popular with reluctant readers.

With specially commissioned, full-colour, dramatic artwork it faithfully represents set-pieces from Shakepeare’s tragedy, and brings excitement and atmosphere to this stirring tale. There are speech bubbles that complement the main text to emphasise and enhance the retelling and a running glossary at the foot of each page helps young readers with any challenging vocabulary without disrupting their reading experience. There is even some useful end matter, which provides information about the author, the historical background to the period in which the author lived and a timeline of world events that places the work in its historical context.


Julius Caesar - retold by Michael Ford by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar is the most important man in Rome. But many Romans fear that his power is too great, and that he plans to make himself king. A plot is hatching against him. Will Brutus and Mark Antony join the conspiracy against their friend for the good of Rome?

About the Author

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later.

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1st May 2009


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