Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 Activities

Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 Activities

by Colleen Aagesen, Margie Blumberg

Paperback(1 ED)

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Kids can experience William Shakespeare’s England and get their first taste of the Bard’s sublime craft with this lively biography and activity book. Staging swordplay, learning to juggle, and creating authentic costumes like a flamboyant shirt with slashed sleeves or a lady’s lace-trimmed glove bring the theater arts to life. Making a quill pen and using it to write a story, binding a simple book by hand, creating a fragrant pomander ball and a dish of stewed apples show what daily life was like in Elizabethan times. Inspired by scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, kids can invent new words, write songs, and devise scathing or comical insults just as he did. Fascinating and accurate historical information and 21 fun activities open a dramatic new world of learning for children ages 8 and up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556523472
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/1999
Series: Chicago Review Press For Kids Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,276,645
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Colleen Aagesen has taught Shakespeare in the classroom for 15 years. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Margie Blumberg is the author of Is There Life after Chocolate? She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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