Illustrated by Jennie Maizels
Text by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
(Hardcover; Walker Books & Candlewick Press; all ages)
“It’s hard to imagine a more entertaining way to get a sense of what these classics are about!”
Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
(Read the whole review here)
“A fastbreak literary tour…concise and hilarious!”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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“An absolute treat that serves as an accurate if often irreverent introduction to the Bard. Plenty of insights alongside the laughs. An ideal gift book!”
The Irish Times (read the whole review here)
Discover all 39 of Shakespeare’s magnificent plays within artist Jennie Maizels‘ playful cartooning and delightful pop-up castles, forests, and tempests!
The Romances (including the Sonnets)!
“The Reduced Shakespeare Company offers a delightfully irreverent tour of [Shakespeare’s] work!”
Publisher’s Weekly (Did we mention it was a starred review?)
“Quite entertaining, even if it is not a long lost Shakespeare play!”
Michael Witmore, Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
“A-MAZING! A huge bit of joy for a Shakespeare nerd like myself. So good.”
Samuel Taylor, author of My Life with the Shakespeare Cult and co-founder of Chicago’s Back Room Shakespeare Project
Authors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor tell you all about it (filmed April 23rd, Shakespeare’s birthday, 2017)!
Flip through the pages of POP-UP SHAKESPEARE with artist Jennie Maizels!
“Minutes of fun!”
Howard Sherman, The Stage (UK)
“The Bard’s complete works as they’ve never been seen before. A spectacular novelty book crammed with jokes, facts, pop-ups and lift-the-flaps.”
“Highly recommend! Tons of jokes, facts, and gorgeous illustrations!”
Ken Ludwig, author of Lend Me A Tenor, Crazy For You, and How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
— Ken Ludwig (@ken_ludwig) September 1, 2017
Hear artist Jennie Maizels talk about the creation of the book here on the RSC Podcast!
Hear authors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor talk about writing the book here!
Hear Walker Books’ Daisy Jellicoe talk about editing the book here!
“My new favorite picture book. A must-read for Shakespeare kids of all ages…the pop-up art alone is AMAZING.”
Nicole Galland, author of I, Iago and (with Neal Stephenson) The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
— (((Nicole Galland))) (@nicolegalland) September 11, 2017
POP-UP SHAKESPEARE goes on sale September 1 in Australia, September 7 in the UK, and October 3 in the US! Order now!
“Concise, funny, & foldy. Reduced once again gives good Bard.”
Mike McShane, actor/improviser, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
It makes Shakespeare concise,funny & foldy. Reduced once again gives good Bard. https://t.co/z5oA2ovdlO
— Mike McEatYourFace (@thismikemcshane) September 7, 2017
“My kids so enjoyed Pop-Up Shakespeare! Oh, who am I kidding? I haven’t let them near it.”
Louis Bayard, author of Mr. Timothy, Lucky Strikes, and the New York Times obituary for William Shakespeare
— Louis Bayard (@LouisBayard) September 13, 2017
“Five stars! Humorous and cheeky… (it) breaks stereotypes of how Shakespeare should be learned or experienced.”
(Read the whole review here!)
“We love this inspired new pop-up book!”
“Finally, the correct format for Shakespeare scholarly discussion. Accessible, funny, illuminating – a fantastic introduction to the Bard’s work.”
Jasper Fforde, author of The Eyre Affair, Something Rotten, and The Last Dragonslayer
Parents are weighing in too!
— Dave Zlatic (@BowTieDave) October 10, 2017
— Rob Nickerson (@rnick1976) October 4, 2017
If you have a picture of you and/or your child enjoying Pop-Up Shakespeare, tweet it to us @reduced and we’ll post it here!
POP-UP SHAKESPEARE. Text copyright © 2017 by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Jennie Maizels. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA, on behalf of Walker Books London.