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Suggested Reading

Read some of the books from the exhibition


Do you want to learn more about Shakespeare, his times, and his plays?

Go to your local library or book store and check out some of the books still

in print that are displayed in “Golden Lads and Lasses”: Shakespeare for Children.


Aliki. William Shakespeare and the Globe. HarperTrophy, 2000.


Aronson, Billy. Romeo & Juliet. Sagebrush, 2001.


Blackwood, Gary. Shakespeare’s spy. Dutton Books, 2003.


Burdett, Lois. A child’s portrait of Shakespeare. Firefly Books, 1995.


Burdett, Lois. Macbeth for kids.   Firefly Books, 1996.


Cheaney, J. B. The playmaker. Yearling, 2002.


Chrisp, Peter. Eyewitness: Shakespeare. DK Publishing, 2002.


Cooper, Susan. King of shadows. Aladdin, 2001.


Early, Margaret. The most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.   Harry N. Abrams, 1998.


Fiedler, Lisa. Dating Hamlet: Ophelia’s story. Henry Holt and Co., 2002.


Forward, Toby. Shakespeare’s Globe: an interactive pop-up theatre.   Candlewick, 2005.


Garfield, Leon. Shakespeare stories. Houghton Mifflin, 1998.


Gibson, Rex, ed. Romeo and Juliet.   Cambridge school Shakespeare series. Cambridge University Press, 2005.


Gill, Roma, ed. Othello. Oxford school Shakespeare series.   Oxford University Press, 2002.


Hall-Schor, Catharine, ed. A midsummer night’s dream. Young people’s Shakespeare series.   Mountainside Press, 2003.


Hassinger, Peter. Shakespeare’s daughter. Laura Geringer, 2004.


Kastan, David Scott, and Marina Kastan. William Shakespeare.   Poetry for young people series. Sterling, 2000.


Kositsky, Lynne. A Question of Will. Roussan Publishers, 2000.


Lamb, Charles, and Mary Lamb. Tales from Shakespeare. Children’s Classics, 1999.


Mark, Jan. Stratford boys. Hodder Children’s Books, 2004.


Miller, Carol Rawlings. Irresistible Shakespeare.   Scholastic Professional Books, 2001.


Packer, Tina. Tales from Shakespeare.   Scholastic, 2004.


Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. Simply Shakespeare series. Sagebrush, 2002.


Stanley, Diane. Bard of Avon: the story of William Shakespeare. HarperTrophy, 1998.


Timmerman, Diane, ed. Romeo and Juliet. 90-minute Shakespeare series.   Smith & Kraus, 2001.


Williams, Marcia. Tales from Shakespeare. Candlewick, 2004.

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