Rome's greatest general, Julius Caesar, returns to the city celebrating a glorious victory. But among the cheering crowds a group of conspirators are determined to prevent Caesar becoming king.
|Publisher||Orchard Books; 2010|
A SHAKESPEARE STORY: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
The course of true love never did run smooth. A magical retelling of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander's classic story - and of the impish fairy Puck, who meddles in their tangled web of love with hilarious consequences.
A SHAKESPEARE STORY: ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA
Antony and Cleopatra is a brilliant drama of love and war by William Shakespeare. Hailed as one of his greatest tragedies, the play is set in ancient Rome and Egypt, and portrays actual events from Roman history. It revolves around its two main characters, Antony, a Roman General, and Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt. Antony falls in love with Cleopatra, and throughout the play remains torn between his duty and his love for her.
A SHAKESPEARE STORY: AS YOU LIKE IT
Duke Senior, exiled from court, takes refuge in the Forest of Arden with a group of loyal lords. Here, life is simple and peaceful - unlike life back at court, where Ferdinand's daughter, Rosalind, is tormented by her uncle, Duke Frederick. She decides to seek out her father in the forest, disguising herself as a boy for safety, but this creates all sorts of problems when she runs into her love, Orlando!
A SHAKESPEARE STORY: HAMLET
Murder most foul... An action-packed retelling of Shakespeare's dark tale of revenge and murder.
A SHAKESPEARE STORY: MACBETH
Out, damned spot! A brilliant retelling of this classic tale of witches, murder and madness.
A SHAKESPEARE STORY: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
A lively retelling of Shakespeare's famous work about the foolish ways people behave when they're in love.
A SHAKESPEARE STORY: RICHARD III
Two royal families - the Yorks and the Lancasters - have been fighting for the right to rule England for many years. Finally, King Edward IV takes the throne for the House of York, but Edward's younger brother, Richard, is jealous. Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard plans to take the crown for himself - and kill anyone who stands in his way.
A SHAKESPEARE STORY: ROMEO AND JULIET
But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun... A beautiful retelling of Shakespeare's most famous love story.
A SHAKESPEARE STORY: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Lovely Bianca has a queue of admirers anxious to marry her. But her older sister, Katharina, must get married first. Katharina has such a fiery temper she is known as "the shrew", and no man is brave enough to propose. Can Petruchio tame her with his outrageous behaviour?