Shakespeare books for kids
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William Shakespeare died on the same day he was born
Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616. He was born in April 1564. No one knows the exact day, but as he was baptised on 26th April, it’s very likely he was born on April 23rd. During his life he wrote at least 37 plays and 150 sonnets.
A beautiful introduction to every play
The Usborne Complete ShakespeareA beautiful introduction to every play
The Usborne Complete Shakespeare
This collection of stories from all Shakespeare’s plays, with beautiful illustrations and quotations, is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Each story includes short details about the main characters, and famous and memorable quotations from the play. This is a fabulous book that will be referred to again and again, by both children and adults.
Shakespeare Activity Sheets
At Usborne Quicklinks we've selected some of the best Shakespeare websites for you to visit.
Video clips, guides, quizzes and more about Shakespeare's life and plays.
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