Author: Geraldine McCaughreanPublish On: 2017-06-06
With easy to follow prose punctuated with well-known quotations and featuring a cast list for each play, this accessible collection will delight and entertain readers of all ages.
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Orion Children's
Ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays, retold for children by multi-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, and reissued to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare's death. From love, jealousy, greed and betrayal to mad kings, magic and murder, Geraldine McCaughrean retells some of Shakespeare's best-known stories, including Romeo and Juliet, Henry the Fifth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest. With easy to follow prose punctuated with well-known quotations and featuring a cast list for each play, this accessible collection will delight and entertain readers of all ages.
There is a huge number of 'introducing Shakespeare' books all over the world, in many languages. Of this, possibly the most famous is the version by Charles and Mary Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare, which is a classic, first printed in ...
Publisher: Hachette UK
No-one can imagine English literature without Sir William Shakespeare, whose dramatic plays, sonnets and narrative poems have become timeless classics. Not only did he amass a cherished body of work, but four hundred years ago, he even invented many words in use in English now. A hundred years ago, children’s author, E.Nesbit felt that young readers, too, should enjoy Shakespeare’s writings. From Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice to Twelfth Night and King Lear, Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare brings together twenty tales from Shakespeare, retold in clear, simple prose. Nesbit makes the complex language of his greatest plays easy to enjoy, making her retellings the perfect introduction to Shakespeare’s masterly works. Plus! 32 Extra special pages from BookMine Gems. Know more about the authors, their works and times as well as things to think about and do!
can understand Shakespeare, we can understand as much about life as it is humanly possible to do. These short stories open doors onto the beauty and brilliance of Shakespeare's universe, and make it easier for us to take the first step ...
time ask ourselves the sometimes difficult questions about life that Shakespeare wants us to think about. ... These short stories open doors onto the beauty and brilliance of Shakespeare's universe, and make it easier for us to take the ...
Author: Velma Bourgeois RichmondPublish On: 2008-04-30
Tales from Shakespeare by C. & M. Lamb. Illustrated. Stories for the Children Series. London, Melbourne, Toronto: Ward Lock & Co, ¡9¡0. Stead, W.T. Tales from Shakespeare. As You Like It, #92 and The Tempest, #92A.
Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Although William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, he traditionally receives little notice in studies of children's literature. However, there is a fascinating relationship between Shakespeare and children's interests, and the Bard's works have been successfully adapted for children's use over several centuries. This book continues and parallels the author's previous study, Chaucer as Children's Literature, as part of a greater endeavor to evaluate the significance of traditional literature retold as children's literature in modern English studies. It examines the ways in which William Shakespeare's stories have been adapted for children, particularly in Mary and Charles Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, which was almost immediately recognized as a classic of children's literature when it was first published in 1807. The author describes the significance of the Lamb's Tales as the pre-eminent children's adaptation of Shakespeare's literature, focusing particularly on the lavishly illustrated Edwardian editions which used pictures to convey Shakespeare's stories for children. Other topics include Victorian alternatives to the Lambs' stories, including anthologies from David Murray Smith, Abby Sage Richardson, and Mary Seymour; the lavish illustrations of Shakespeare's stories found in antique English textbooks; Shakespeare in nursery books, including sophisticated collections from Mary Macleod, Thomas Carter, Alice S. Hoffman, and other noted authors; and Shakespeare in multi-volume American collections, including The Children's Hour, Journeys through Bookland, and The Junior Classics.
Tales from Shakespeare. With Introductions and Additions by F. J. Furnivall... Founder and Director of the New Shakspere and other Societies. 2 vols. (London, 1901). Tales from Shakespeare. With 16 full-page illustrations by W. Heath].
Author: Stanley Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Collections
This volume presents a winning selection of the very best essays from the long and distinguished career of Stanley Wells, one of the most well-known and respected Shakespeare scholars in the world. Wells's accomplishments include editing the entire canon of Shakespeare plays for the ground-breaking Oxford Shakespeare, and over his lifetime he has made significant contributions to debates over literary criticism of the works, genre study, textual theory, Shakespeare's afterlife in the theatre, and contemporary performance. The volume is introduced by Peter Holland, and its thirty chapters are divided into themed sections: 'Shakespearian Influences', 'Essays on Particular Works', 'Shakespeare in the Theatre', and 'Shakespeare's Text'. An afterword by Margreta de Grazia concludes the volume.
Author: Abigail Rokison-WoodallPublish On: 2015-01-01
Since Garfield's Shakespeare Stories, there has been little if any cessation in the publication of narrative versions of Shakespeare for young people. The 1990s and 2000s have seen a wealth of visually engaging storybook versions ofthe ...
Author: Abigail Rokison-Woodall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
The search to find engaging and inspiring ways to introduce children and young adults to Shakespeare has resulted in a wide variety of approaches to producing and adapting Shakespeare's plays and the stories and characters at their heart. This book explores the range of productions, versions, and adaptations of Shakespeare aimed particularly at children or young people. It is the only comprehensive overview of its kind, engaging with a range of genres - drama, prose narrative, television and film - and including both British and international examples. Abigail Rokison covers stage and screen productions, shortened versions, prose narratives and picture books (including Manga), animations and original novels, plays and films rewriting Shakespeare. The book combines an informative guide to the productions and adaptations discussed with critical analysis of their relative strengths. It also has a practical focus including quotes from directors, actors, writers, teachers and young people who worked on or experienced the projects discussed.
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Author: Stuart Sillars
Category: Literary Criticism
This eighth volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook presents a special section on 'European Shakespeares', proceeding from the claim that Shakespeare's literary craft was not just native English or British, but was filtered and fashioned through a Renaissance awareness that needs to be recognized as European, and that has had effects and afterlives across the Continent. Guest editors Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo have constructed this section to highlight both how the spread of 'Shakespeare' throughout Europe has brought together the energies of a wide variety of European cultures across several centuries, and how the inclusion of Shakespeare in European culture has been not only a European but also a world affair. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come from the US and the UK, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, India, Portugal, Greece, France, and Hungary. In addition to the section on European Shakespeares, this volume includes essays on the genre of romance, issues of character, and other topics.