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William Shakespeare & the Globe
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From "Hamlet" to "Romeo and Juliet" to "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's celebrated works have touched people around the world. Aliki combines literature, history, biography, archaeology, and architecture in this richly detailed and meticulously researched introduction to Shakespeare's world-his life in Elizabethan times, the theater world, and the Globe, for which he wrote his plays. Then she brings history full circle to the present-day reconstruction of the Globe theater. Ages 8+
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"Aliki takes on an ambitious project and completes it with a pervasive sense of history and a fine sense of style. This biography of Shakespeare is also an appealing history of the Globe Theater."-- "Booklist, " Editors' Choice 1999Aliki conveys biographical facts about the Bard through lively prose and meticulously executed drawings and paintings . . .A fresh, sometimes amusing, always intriguing look at William Shakespeare and Sam Wanamaker -- two men of different centuries, each with rare genius.CCBC Choices 2000

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