English KS2: Shakespeare Retold

Introduction

Shakespeare Retold is a series of ten stories written by well-known children’s authors. Each story is inspired by or based on a play by William Shakespeare. These are not straight retellings but stories with a spin, told only the way each individual author could tell them. Some are closer to the original play than others. The stories are intended as a very light introduction to some of the characters and themes found in Shakespeare’s plays and have been written to appeal to children at KS2.

King Lear: A Tragedy in 5 Acts
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Macdeath
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The Tempest: The Isle of Noises
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The Taming of the Kat Dog
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Hamlet Lives Forever
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A Midsummer Camp's Dream
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Henry V - A Soldier’s Tale
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Romeo v Juliet
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All for a pound of flesh
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Ol'Fella
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Download Teachers' Notes (pdf)
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