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Posted by Tom, March 15, 2016

To Wee or Not to Wee

This coming April will see the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and we are marking the date with To Wee or Not to Wee: hilarious retellings of four of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays – Macbeth, Hamlet, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet, by the Blue Peter Award-winning Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham.

When Izzy (star of The Spy Who Loved School Dinners series) is asked to tell her friends some exciting stories, she thinks of Macbeth – there are battles, loads of gore, excellent witches and even walking trees! Soon her friends want more, so she moves on to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (a man with a donkey’s head called Bottom!), Hamlet (who left that skull lying about?) and Romeo and Juliet (loads of people pretending to be dead) and now everyone wants to know more about the Bard!

Izzy’s version of Macbeth originally appeared on the BBC Radio series ‘Shakespeare Retold’ – and today, you can read this Macbeth story online, with this special excerpt taken from To Wee or Not to Wee:

The full book will be published in April – to find out more, you can sign up to our newsletter here, or with the form below.

Brilliantly illustrated by Thomas Flintham, this is modern storytelling at its finest. Shakespeare would have loved it…