Happy 450th Birthday to “The Bard”!: April 23, 1564
Happy 450th Birthday William Shakespeare! “The Bard” would’ve celebrated on April 23rd but we’re sure you’ll want to peruse this list, on all things Shakespeare, right now. In addition to Shakespeare’s classic works of literature, there are historical fiction tie-ins, biographies of the writer, reference works detailing the world he lived in, and graphic novel adaptations. Look no further – you’ll find all the titles you need to expand and enhance your Shakespeare collection. View the entire list here.
An antiquarian bookseller named Peter Byerly happens across an 18th century book about Shakespeare forgeries, containing a portrait of a woman that looks so much like his recently deceased wife that he’s obsessed with investigating its origin. This leads Peter on a perilously thrilling quest to prove the book’s authenticity. Fans of literary mysteries and love stories will find much to treasure in Lovett’s novel. Learn more and order here.
There is much speculation and argument over the true identity of the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets. In this imaginative tale, O’Reilly envisions Aemilia Lanyer, the first Englishwoman to establish herself as a professional poet, in this role and details her life and secret affair with Shakespeare. Learn more and order here.
An officially licensed retelling of George Lucas’s Star Wars – in classic Shakespeare style! Star Wars fans can read the epic story of Luke Skywalker in iambic pentameter, with pen and ink illustration included throughout. Learn more and order here.
William Shakespeare is the most famous English playwright ever to live but surprisingly, little is known about his life. This biography delves into his life and work and pieces together some interesting facts about the Bard of Avon. Learn more and order here.