Author(s): Tony Bradman
Tony Bradman creates a thrilling narrative retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy, Julius Caesar. Marcus Brutus is a close friend of Julius Caesar, emperor of Rome. So how does he find himself involved in a tangled plot for his assassination? The conspirators and the public become embroiled in the never-ending political machinations of the great empire, with struggles for leadership and power. And once the terrible chain of events has been set in motion, is there any way of stopping them, or any way out? The Shakespeare Today series captures the magic of Shakespeare's original play and sets it in an accessible and contemporary style.
Shakespeare Today makes the genius of Shakespeare's plays accessible and compelling for the modern reader. Narrative texts incorporate key quotes in a seamless way. Contemporary language is appealing to young readers. Central themes and messages are presented in an accessible format.
'Contemporary re-telling' Angels & Urchins
Tony Bradman is an award-winning writer for children of all ages whose books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Titles in A&C Black's Shakespeare Today series include Richard III and Macbeth. Space Pirates and other stories in the White Wolves series was a World Book Day recommended read in 2009.