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An A-Z menagerie of Shakespearean proportions!
An A-Z menagerie of Shakespearean proportions!
62 backers pledged $3,231 to help bring this project to life.

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The Shakespeare Alphabet Book
seeks to entertain, educate, and put
a little silly into everything from Ariel
to ‘Zounds!

A few years ago I came up with the idea to make an Alphabet book using Shakespeare as its theme. The goal was to create something that would appeal to a wide range of people, from the young beginner to the well versed. Because his work is for everybody who loves great characters, exciting stories, and words that create some of the best imagery around.

And what better way to achieve that, than by depicting these characters as animals dressed in Elizabethan fashion? Nothing intimidating about that—which is important, because Shakespeare’s work is meant to excite us!

So I gathered an incredible creative team-

co-author Shannon Sneedse, and Illustrator Judy Ziegler… and we set about trying to bring this book to life.

Includes an index with simple explanations...

The collaboration has been incredibly fun, allowing for three artists with diverse backgrounds to create one clear vision. And the fact that this book is almost ready to be released is extremely exciting! With your help, we will get it through the final stages and start enjoying it with a larger number of people. I’m excited at how it’s turning out… full color, 8x10, 63 page soft cover… it’s going to be beautiful!


I hope you will enjoy it just as much as we are. Support us if you can.
Thank you.

Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you.

Risks and challenges

The word “risk” does not appear in any of the 37 known plays written by William Shakespeare… and in honor of that, we continue to work over time to insure it wont be a part of our work either.

The artwork is done, the layout is complete, and the final last minute touches will all be approved long before our Kickstarter deadline arrives. If you donate and we reach our goal, the book is all but ready to go.

The word “challenge” appears many times throughout Shakespeare’s work, and is no stranger to our project. There have been—and will continue to be—many more challenges involved with this book. The next one we anticipate: Keeping track of who gets what depending on contribution level, and where it all goes. It may take time, patience and persistence, but all worthwhile!

Just as we have embraced and overcome previous challenges, so we look without fear at those to come.

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    “FIVE TRIBUNES” -
    Digital PDF art!

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    “ONE GOOD IN TEN” -
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    “ROMANS, OF FIVE AND TWENTY” -
    Copy of Book / Shakespearean Alphabet themed 4x6 postcard / Your name on the book’s webpage at inyourearshakespeare.com

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    “TO EVERY SEVERAL MAN, SEVENTY-FIVE DRACHMAES”
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    “A FOUNTAIN WITH A HUNDRED SPOUTS” -
    Copy of Book (signed by Authors) / 8x10 print featuring illustration—of your choice—from the book / Shakespearean Alphabet themed 5x7.5 greeting card / your name on the book's web page at inyourearshakespeare.com, WITH link to your website.

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    OF CROWNS AND DRACHMAES -
    2 copies of Book (signed by Authors, illustrator) / Exclusive Alphabet Poster, signed by illustrator / Shakespearean Alphabet themed 5x7.5 greeting card / your name on the book's web page at inyourearshakespeare.com WITH link to your website.

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    “THREE HUNDRED YEARS”, AND NO SNAKES -
    4 Copies of Book (signed by Authors, Illustrator) / Custom illustration: Portrait of your pet in Elizabethan style , signed by illustrator (From the Illustrator: Sorry, no snakes!) / Shakespearean Alphabet themed 5x7.5 greeting card / your name on the book's web page at inyourearshakespeare.com WITH link to your website.

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