Author: William Shakespeare
Richard III is one of Shakespeare s most popular historical plays. It takes place in the final years of the War of the Roses, when the first and last Yorkist kings rule England. In it the hunchbacked Richard, Duke of Gloucester, covets his brother s betrayal and manipulation of family, friends and foe alike, as well as some of Shakespeare s most famous lines. This short narrative version of the play has been suitably adapted to help introduce the play to young readers. It can be read by children or read to them by parents who wish to introduce them to the play. It can also be used by teachers as a classroom resource. The easy-to-read narration and comic-style illustrations are sure to captivate children s interest and develop their reading skills.
Also available as part of a 20 book set, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tragedy of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Winter’s Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Timon of Athens, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Anthony and Cleopatra and All’s Well That Ends Well.