Henry V

By William Shakespeare; Brigit Viney (Adapted by); John McDonald (Contribution by)
(Lucent Books, Hardcover, 9781420503715, 144pp.)

Publication Date: April 15, 2010

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Classic Graphic Novels, the new collection from Lucent Books, brings the classics to life for a whole new generation of readers. Designed especially for young fans of the classics, comic book buffs and reluctant readers, this collection utilizes a fresh blend of contemporary storytelling and captivating artwork to entertain, educate and encourage students to return to these stories again and again.

About the Author
Arguably the greatest English-language playwright, William Shakespeare was a seventeenth-century writer and dramatist, and is known as the "Bard of Avon." Under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I, he penned more than 30 plays, 154 sonnets, and numerous narrative poems and short verses. Equally accomplished in histories, tragedies, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare's most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It.

Like many of his contemporaries, including Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare began his career on the stage, eventually rising to become part-owner of Lord Chamberlain's Men, a popular dramatic company of his day, and of the storied Globe Theatre in London.

Extremely popular in his lifetime, Shakespeare's works continue to resonate more than three hundred years after his death. His plays are performed more often than any other playwright's, have been translated into every major language in the world, and are studied widely by scholars and students.

John McDonald has researched the history of the Halton area since 1970, an interest which started when he began inquiring into the Limehouse and Dolly Varden areas where he spent his youth as the eldest of nine children. As a boy he felt the presence of the past as he roamed through old ruins of lime kilns and mills, which motivated him to collect old photographs and memorabilia and to write about local people and places.

A founding member of the Esquesing Historical Society and former member of Halton Hills and Halton Region Councils, John takes a keen interest in the community and has helped to awaken a new interest in this area's history.

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