Key Stage 2
A brilliant resource. Eddie East, Head Teacher, Somerset
Attractively illustrated… intellectually respectable. John Clare, Education Editor, Daily Telegraph
Shakespeare Comic Books are an excellent introduction to Shakespeare at Key Stage 2. They are not dumbed down, providing in most cases about 50-60% of original text.
They offer an opportunity to appreciate both the beauty of Shakespeare’s language and engage with the plot, its main themes and imagery.
The modern English translation supports pupils who may otherwise struggle with unfamiliar vocabulary or obscure cultural references.
The illustrations, especially those in full colour, provide a graphic way into the drama. They make the plays less intimidating than they might appear if presented simply as words on the page.
Overall the pictures give important clues to the emotional state of the characters. They also provide a historical context, making the obvious point that the plays were set at a different time to our own, when dress, housing, weaponry and much else were all very different.
The Shakespeare Comic Books are most frequently used in Year 6 as a way to study classic literary works and analyse how language has changed over the centuries.
All of the Shakespeare Comic Books are accompanied by a Teacher’s Resource Book that covers all aspects of Shakespeare study through a series of photocopiable worksheets.
Significant school discounts are available, with thirty days’ credit.How to order
Shakespeare Comic Book Titles
Macbeth - First Edition£5.00
Romeo & Juliet£8.99