Shakespeare Booklist

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William Shakespeare (23 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. They also continue to be studied and reinterpreted.

Book recommendations pertaining to Shakespeare.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Shakespeare: His Work & His WorldRosen, Michael
Ingpen, Robert
Renaissance1558-1616EuropeGreat BritainShakespeareNF
The Shakespeare StealerBlackwood, Gary1998MG
Renaissance1558-1603EuropeGreat BritainShakespeareFCB
Loving Will ShakespeareMeyer, Carolyn2008UMG
Renaissance1558-1603EuropeGreat BritainShakespeareFCB
Shakespeare: The World as StageBryson, Bill2016YA
Renaissance1558-1603EuropeGreat BritainShakespeareNF
William Shakespeare & the GlobeAliki2000MGRenaissance1558-1603EuropeGreat BritainShakespeareNF
Bard of AvonStanley, Diane
Vennema, Peter
2015UMGRenaissance1558-1616EuropeGreat BritainShakespeareNF

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel
M = memoir