William Shakespeare & the Globe
Title: William Shakespeare & the Globe
Tells the story of the well-known playwright, William Shakespeare, and of the famous Globe Theatre in which many of his works were performed.
Lexile Level: 850
William Shakespeare was perhaps the greatest English playwright ever. Take a tour of Shakespeare’s life and times, through the crowded streets of sixteenth-century London to the boisterous Globe theater and other playhouses where his work flourished.
Then follow Shakespeare’s legacy to the present day and to the Globe’s glorious reopening and its 400th anniversary. Learn, step-by-step, how the theater was reconstructed using the same methods builders used to construct the original Globe.
With Aliki’s characteristically thorough and animated words and pictures, this beautifully crafted book provides a rich introduction to Shakespeare and his world. Sprinkled with quotations from Shakespeare’s plays, it is richly enhanced by a map of Elizabethan London, a glossary of historical dates, a chronology of Shakespeare’s works, a section of colloquial expressions, and a list of relevant sites to visit.