Is it possible for one not-very-large volume to contain pop-up summaries of the Bard’s every play and poem, with representative scenes, settings, quotes, and historical notes?Leave it to the managing partners of the Reduced Shakespeare Company to manage the deed—with plenty of help from Maizels (Pop-Up New York, 2014, etc.)…The plays are really the thing, but these concise and often hilarious takes offer tantalizing hints of their enduring value, along with their content.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
For readers intimidated by Shakespeare, it’s hard to imagine a more entertaining way to get a sense of what these classics are about.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Pop-up Shakespeare is fun, simple, and unpretentious…It’s both friendly and approachable—something that the Shakespeare world frankly needs more of—and breaks stereotypes of how Shakespeare should be learned or experienced…it’s an excellent holiday gift for a budding Shakespearean, young, old, or anywhere in between.
William Shakespeare’s plays and poems get an immersive, pop-up treatment in this vastly enjoyable guide to the bard’s complete works…For students wondering why there is so much fuss about Shakespeare, this is the perfect blend of information and fun.
—School Library Journal
When I first heard about the project, I wondered who the target audience was…the answer seems to be that it’s for everyone.