The Graphic Shakespeare series tells the story of some of Shakespeare's most popular plays in modern English. An ideal introduction or revision tool for anyone studying or interested in Shakespeare, this series does not dilute Shakespeare as key speeches are graphically illustrated and reproduced in the original language. The Teacher's Book is designed to accompany the student's book. It provides a range of differentiated photocopiable activities written to develop pupils' knowledge of the original play. Activities range from making posters to news reporting on the events of the story as well as more text based activities.
Hilary Burningham was a teacher for many years before moving into writing. Her aim is to bring Shakespeare alive for those who may find tackling a whole play in the original version a daunting task. She is fervently anti the dumbing down of literature and manages to keep the spirit of the original text in all the Graphic Shakespeare books.