Much Ado About Shakespeare
There has never been a period when Shakespeare was out of fashion. In his lifetime he was incredibly successful, and soon after his death his works were published to the world.
Within these pages you will find a new interpretation of Shakespeare's stages, a play on words, which sheds light on the colourful and exuberant world of Shakespeare's life and times. You won't find the sainted genius solemn with quill and ink-stained hand. High of brow he may have been, but never high-brow. Never the snooty artist, locked away from the world, Shakespeare was in the thick of it.
Much Ado About Shakespeare brings you the highs and lows, the tongue in cheek, the truth and imagination . . . the fantastical world of William Shakespeare in his own words and through the magnificent art of Donovan Bixley.
Winner of the Russell Clark Illustration Award at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016
Donovan Bixley is an illustrator and designer. He has illustrated more than 100 stories, including the bestselling children's picture books Old Macdonald's Farm and The Wheels on the Bus and the Dinosaur Rescue and Dragon Knight junior fiction series.
He won the junior fiction category for Monkey Boy in the 2015 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
He has also written and illustrated half a dozen books of his own, including Faithfully Mozart.