Fact or Phony?: The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare, 1st Edition

  • Kay Barnham
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1482442736
  • ISBN-13: 9781482442731
  • DDC: 822.33
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released July 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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About

Overview

William Shakespeare wrote some of the most famous plays in history, but there is plenty of misinformation about his life and times. This book dives into those so-called "facts" and discovers what's real and what's fake. Brilliant fact boxes help provide historical context to Shakespeare's life and works, while "The Bard's Best Bits" add Shakespeare quotes and phrases we still use in everyday life to this day.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Read this Part First…!.
1: So you Might Hear Myths Like… Shakespeare Was Born on April 23, 1564.
2: The Bard's Best Bits.
3: Shakespeare had Seven Brothers and Sisters.
4: Shakespeare's Dad Was a Butcher, a Baker, and a Candlestick Maker.
5: He Was a Child Bridegroom.
6: Shakespeare Married a Hollywood Film Star.
7: The Bard's Best Bits.
8: Shakespeare Was Abducted by Aliens.
9: Shakespeare Was a Ghost.
10: Shakespeare Wrote 38 Plays?.
11: Shakespeare: The Plays.
12: In Your Lifetime, You Text Twice as Many Words as in the Complete Works of Shakespeare!.
13: Shakespeare Named One of His Most Famous Characters After His Son.
14: The Bard's Best Bits.
15: The Word “Sonnet” Means “Little Song”.
16: A Right Pair! Romeo and Juliet from the Play Romeo and Juliet.
17: Shakespeare Wrote Movie Screenplays.
18: Shakespeare Wrote the Musical West Side Story.
19: The Bard's Best Bits.
20: Shakespeare didn't Write His Own Plays.
21: Shakespeare's Plays Were Available in All Good Bookstores While He Was Alive.
22: The Bard's Best Bits.
23: The Queen Loved to See Shakespeare's Bottom.
24: Shakespeare Built the Globe Single - Handedly.
25: Shakespeare Burned Down the Globe.
26: Shakespeare Is Also Known as the Bard.
27: Shakespeare's Richard III Was Just Like the Real King.
28: The Bard's Best Bits.
29: Shakespeare Bequeathed His Wife His Second-Best Bed.
30: There Were no Women in Shakespeare'S Plays.
31: The Bard's Best Bits.
32: One of Shakespeare's Relatives Was Hanged for Treason.
33: Twelfth Night Was First Performed on Twelfth Night.
34: A Right Pair! Macbeth and Lady Macbeth from the Play Macbeth.
35: Shakespeare Could Not Spell His Own Surname.
36: Shakespeare Was an Elizabethan Playwright.
37: A Brief History of Shakespeare'S Globe Theater.
38: Shakespeare's Globe Stands in the Same Spot as the Original.
39: The Bard's Best Bits.
40: Shakespeare Lost One of His Plays.
41: Shakespeare Died on His Birthday.
42: The Bard's Best Bits.
43: Shakespeare Never Had His Portrait Painted.
44: Shakespeare Had His Ear Pierced.
45: Shakespeare Beat the Black Death.
46: Shakespeare Thought Henry VII Was Boring.
47: The Poor People in Shakespeare's Audiences Were Nicknamed After a Type of Fish.
48: The Bard's Best Bits.
49: Shakespeare Lived a Double Life.
50: Shakespeare Was Banned.
51: Shakespeare Was Buried Nearly Three Times as Deep as Usual.
52: Shakespeare Put a Curse on His Own Grave!.
53: Shakespeare Died a Poor Man.
Glossary.
For More Information.
Where Can I Find Myths about….
Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Read this Part First…!.
1: So you Might Hear Myths Like… Shakespeare Was Born on April 23, 1564.
2: The Bard's Best Bits.
3: Shakespeare had Seven Brothers and Sisters.
4: Shakespeare's Dad Was a Butcher, a Baker, and a Candlestick Maker.
5: He Was a Child Bridegroom.
6: Shakespeare Married a Hollywood Film Star.
7: The Bard's Best Bits.
8: Shakespeare Was Abducted by Aliens.
9: Shakespeare Was a Ghost.
10: Shakespeare Wrote 38 Plays?.
11: Shakespeare: The Plays.
12: In Your Lifetime, You Text Twice as Many Words as in the Complete Works of Shakespeare!.
13: Shakespeare Named One of His Most Famous Characters After His Son.
14: The Bard's Best Bits.
15: The Word “Sonnet” Means “Little Song”.
16: A Right Pair! Romeo and Juliet from the Play Romeo and Juliet.
17: Shakespeare Wrote Movie Screenplays.
18: Shakespeare Wrote the Musical West Side Story.
19: The Bard's Best Bits.
20: Shakespeare didn't Write His Own Plays.
21: Shakespeare's Plays Were Available in All Good Bookstores While He Was Alive.
22: The Bard's Best Bits.
23: The Queen Loved to See Shakespeare's Bottom.
24: Shakespeare Built the Globe Single - Handedly.
25: Shakespeare Burned Down the Globe.
26: Shakespeare Is Also Known as the Bard.
27: Shakespeare's Richard III Was Just Like the Real King.
28: The Bard's Best Bits.
29: Shakespeare Bequeathed His Wife His Second-Best Bed.
30: There Were no Women in Shakespeare'S Plays.
31: The Bard's Best Bits.
32: One of Shakespeare's Relatives Was Hanged for Treason.
33: Twelfth Night Was First Performed on Twelfth Night.
34: A Right Pair! Macbeth and Lady Macbeth from the Play Macbeth.
35: Shakespeare Could Not Spell His Own Surname.
36: Shakespeare Was an Elizabethan Playwright.
37: A Brief History of Shakespeare'S Globe Theater.
38: Shakespeare's Globe Stands in the Same Spot as the Original.
39: The Bard's Best Bits.
40: Shakespeare Lost One of His Plays.
41: Shakespeare Died on His Birthday.
42: The Bard's Best Bits.
43: Shakespeare Never Had His Portrait Painted.
44: Shakespeare Had His Ear Pierced.
45: Shakespeare Beat the Black Death.
46: Shakespeare Thought Henry VII Was Boring.
47: The Poor People in Shakespeare's Audiences Were Nicknamed After a Type of Fish.
48: The Bard's Best Bits.
49: Shakespeare Lived a Double Life.
50: Shakespeare Was Banned.
51: Shakespeare Was Buried Nearly Three Times as Deep as Usual.
52: Shakespeare Put a Curse on His Own Grave!.
53: Shakespeare Died a Poor Man.
Glossary.
For More Information.
Where Can I Find Myths about….