Pop-up Shakespeare

By The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor

Illustrated by Jennie Maizels

Discover all of Shakespeare’s thirty-nine magnificent plays in one spectacular pop-up book from Jennie Maizels and the world-renowned comedy theatre troupe, the Reduced Shakespeare Company®.

Interactive spreads with dramatic pop-ups and lift-the-flaps bring to life each of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, Romances and Tragedies. Packed with hilarious jokes and funny facts, this is the Bard’s complete works as they’ve never been seen before.

Categories: Novelty Books

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406371079
  • Published: 07 Sep 2017
  • Price: £16.00
  • Size: 285 x 270 mm
  • Pages: 10

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Customer reviews


'“[…] spectacular […]”' The Bookseller

'The plays are really the thing, but these concise and often hilarious takes offer tantalizing hints of their enduring value, along with their content.' Starred Kirkus Review

'For readers intimidated by Shakespeare, it’s hard to imagine a more entertaining way to get a sense of what these classics are about.' Publishers Weekly

'“Five stars! Humorous and cheeky… (it) breaks stereotypes of how Shakespeare should be learned or experienced.”' Play Shakespeare

'“[…] an absolute treat of a nonfiction book that serves as an accurate if often irreverent introduction to the Bard. […] This is an ideal gift book for older children.”' The Irish Times

'“[…] an exciting book with spectacular paper engineering and lots of intriguing flaps to lift.”' Books for Keeps, 4 stars

'“Pop-Up Shakespeare sums up 39 plays in 20 irreverent pages, with pop-up illustrations by Jennie Maizels. “Families can drive you crazy” is the satisfyingly concise resume of King Lear.”' The Daily Telegraph

'“39 Shakespeare plays in one brilliant pop-up book. Every school should have this on the syllabus”' The Guardian

'“A hilarious summing-up of the Bard’s oeuvre, with lively illustrations and information-crammed secret flaps.”' The Metro

'“An entertaining introduction to Shakespeare, featuring interactive spreads filled with pop-ups, fun foldouts, hilarious summaries, and fascinating commentaries. […] An accessible and fun read for anyone who wants to learn about Shakespeare in a less intense way.”' Carousel

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