Do your students' intellectual chums look down their noses at them because they don't fully grasp and appreciate the works of William Shakespeare? Are they intimidated by the highfalutin prose The Bard used in his plays? "What the heck is iambic pentameter anyway?" they ask.
Stop your fretting. Our illustrated plot summary of William Shakespeare's Richard III is the answer to your students' feelings of inadequacy.
We've distilled the entire play into a magnificent, easy-to-read 18" x 24" poster that features our trademark touches of whimsy that make reading one of Shakespeare's most celebrated works a joy and pleasure.
We originally produced this piece in 2006 for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as part of an annual series that began four years earlier for the newspaper's coverage of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis' free outdoor performances in beautiful Forest Park. The idea was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to the masses, and what better way to make this wonderful work more accessible than to create a panel-by-panel diagram that depicts the story in a visually appealing and easy-to-comprehend, engaging way?
Taken from the original 2006 project, this poster has been updated and refreshed in our Orlando, Florida studios by our digital phenoms and printed on 100 lb. Forest Stewardship Council-certified text stock running on on state-of-the-art Heidelberg printing presses by the skilled craftspeople at one of only two commercial printers in the Central Florida area who have achieved G7 Master Certification.
Sounds impressive, right? But what does that mean to you? Glad you asked.
It means that this poster was designed and printed by people who care about quality and workmanship, who have proven their capability in providing the highest quality color printing as judged by IDEAlliance®, a not-for-profit, global association of leading print and electronic media service providers who are dedicated to guiding media production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide.
Your students can now enjoy The Bard like never before, secure in the knowledge that this poster was crafted by skilled local artisans working together practicing their respective crafts. Afterward, your students will be able to show their know-it-all "friends" just who the real Shakespeare ninja is, and you'll be able to rest easy for a job well done.