Shakespeare Timeline Wallbook

See all thirty-eight histories, comedies and tragedies by William Shakespeare acted out on in front of your eyes on a 2m-long timeline of more than 1,000 pictures set in the iconic Globe Theatre.



What is it?

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S plays are presented as never before, with all 38 masterpieces performed in front to you at once on a timeline set in the iconic Globe Theatre. Spot the ghosts, hunt for the murderers, discover the poison and revel in Elizabethan romance as each play reveals its story with a plot summary, key quotes and characters. The timeline features essential moments in Shakespeare’s life providing a unique, visual and narrative context to the works of the world’s favourite bard. The Wallbook of Shakespeare also includes more than 30 newspaper articles, a 50-question quiz and a pocket magnifier. Perfect for 7-14 year olds but equally fascinating for adults of all ages.


What’s inside?

  • Visually engaging with more than 1,000 hand-drawn pictures
  • Encourages learning through curiosity, includes a pocket magnifier
  • Spine-bound hardback book that also folds out into a 2 metre-long timeline wallchart
  • Perforated edge allows timeline to be detached as a wallchart
  • Explores the history of the how Shakespeare has become the world’s favourite playwright though a wide range of newspaper-style articles
  • Ideal for children fascinated by non-fiction
  • Exciting for adults as well as children
  • Great as a gift for any curious child aged 7-14


Facts & Figures

Height: 36 cms
Width: 27 cms
Depth: 0.8 cms
Length (when fully unfolded): 2 metres

ISBN: 978-09954-820-2-9

What other people are saying:

“Amazingly inviting for children! We had a set of the Nature, Sport, Science and History Wallbooks first and my 7 year old daughter was keenly awaiting the publication of the Shakespeare Wallbook after seeing Chris Lloyd talking about it at her school. I have seen her and her contemporaries engrossed by the pictures and the snippets of information. I personally used the Wallbook as a creative prompt in a primary school art workshop and as part of an exhibition of children’s work on Shakespeare and in both cases witnessed children and adults debating and discussing Shakespeare, on an equal footing, and with much interest and enthusiasm!.”


“The boys love it! Christopher Lloyd suggests that if children have exposure to Shakespeare’s complete works from the age of 5 they will be far better equipped to deal with the full spectrum of human emotions. During formal education children are rarely guided in how to deal with their feelings, and this may be a way we can help them. All Shakespeare’s plays are presented briefly in pictorial form (as Christopher Lloyd says, the plays written to be looked at, not read) with short descriptions of the plot, in an A3 sized format that can be opened up and looked at like a book, or, if you have space, stuck on the wall (this would be good for schools). We also have his “What on Earth” wallbook, but this Shakespeare one has in particular completely captivated the boys’ imaginations. Aged from 6 to 10, they can sit for ages trying to interpret the pictures or reading the stories, and have lots of questions which helps me to get thinking too (particularly about the gory ones: there are in fact some similarities to the Horrible Histories!). It works for us, and I would certainly recommend it!”


Children LOVE the ‘What on Earth?’ format and this is a book that I have used in class frequently. Children who claim to have no interest in Shakespeare are drawn in and can’t help but ask questions about what they see and read. It is an excellent starting point for further work!  One thing I really like about using it in class in how many children can be involved at one time, leading to lots of smaller discussions that can be fed back to everyone. 

This book is a valuable resource for history – life in Elizabethan (early Stuart!) times, history of the theatre, costume, buildings, etc. – and literacy- the plays, language, etymology etc. However, although the subject matter here is mainly history/ literacy, children can learn a lot about presenting information in different formats, evaluating its success and then applying this in contexts across the curriculum.


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