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Book Image All the World's a Stage: A Pop-Up Biography of William Shakespeare
by Michael Bender

Shakespeare's world comes alive in the elaborate pop-up illustrations and fascinating text of this historically accurate portrait of the world's most famous dramatist. All the World's a Stage invites readers to step inside the life of 16th-century England's most luminous playwright and to discover how he got his start in the theater, how he came to London and later escaped the spreading plague, and how he evolved from an actor into the house playwright of the famous Globe Theater. Shakespeare is everywhere these days-from hit movies to best-selling scholarly studies-and this entertaining look at his life offers a perfect way for readers of any age to get better acquainted with the master of the Elizabethan stage.

Book Image Best of Shakespeare, The
by Edith Nesbit, Iona Opie (Introduction), Peter Hunt (Afterword)
Yes, the name is familiar. E. Nesbit, who died in 1924, gave us The Railway Children and The Enchanted Castle. Now, with the publication of the Shakespeare stories she wrote (at their request) for her own children, adults and kids together can enjoy her fairy-tale prose in the retelling of 10 of Shakespeare's greatest stories.

If you aren't sure you remember which daughter Lear visited first, who was traveling with Macbeth when he met those witches, or just why Rosalind was wandering around in the forest dressed like a boy--check here. Wonderful on their own, these retellings are also great preparation for any early theater or film excursion into these timeless plays.

[The publishers recommend this book for ages 11 to adult, and they're right.]

Book Image Best-Loved Plays of Shakespeare, The
by Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost

Ten of Shakespeare's most popular plays-A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth-are presented in story form. Easy to read and understand, each chapter is devoted to one play and includes quotations and an analysis of the main characters. Background material on Shakespeare and the Elizabethan theater are also given. This beautiful, profusely illustrated book is for children, but is suitable for all ages. Ages 10+.

Book Image Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!
by Marcia Williams

Welcome to the renowned Globe Theatre, where seven classic Shakespearean plays are on the roster. Marcia Williams uses her popular comic-book style to bring AS YOU LIKE IT, KING LEAR, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and RICHARD III vividly to life while evoking the mood, mischief, and manners of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Elizabethan theater. As in her previous volume, TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE, Williams blends her own storytelling skill with Shakespeare's rich dialogue to make these masterpieces accessible to even the most reluctant reader.

Book Image Children's Shakespeare, The
by Edith Nesbit (Author), William Shakespeare (Illustrator), Rolf Klep (Illustrator)

In her touching introduction to this collection, Britain's beloved children's author E. Nesbit shares with us her very personal inspiration for The Children's Shakespeare. As a writer, she understood that the stories are the least part of Shakespeare, but as a mother she also understood the need for simplicity. Her daughters were far too young to handle such complex language, yet certainly they must be capable of appreciating, indeed enjoying, the stories hidden within.

Envisioning this simplified introduction to works such as The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew-eleven plays in all-E. Nesbit set out to make them more accessible to young readers without sacrificing any essential elements. For if the stories were stripped of their wit and humor, of their emotion, the children would be no more entertained by them than by the indecipherable originals.

In the end, under E. Nesbit's gifted pen, these stories emerged with all the charm and grace of the very best fairy tales. Written in thoroughly modern English and each no more than ten pages in length, the eleven plays featured in this volume afford children the opportunity to discover for themselves the magic of Shakespeare.

Book Image Child's Portrait of Shakespeare, A
by Lois Burdett

Lois Burdett has been a teacher at Hamlet Public School in Stratford, Ontario, for over twenty years and her expertise in bringing Shakespeare to life for children as young as seven is reflected in the children's clever insights and wonderful drawings which complement the play.

Her success has resulted in an ever-increasing demand for workshops as far afield as Europe and Australia where she instructs educators on how they too can familiarize young children with Shakespeare.

Book Image Eyewitness: Shakespeare
by Peter Chrisp, Steve Teague (Illustrator)
William Shakespeare was born into an utterly fascinating time and place: 16th-century England. Eyewitness Books brings this era alive in the spectacular, modestly titled Shakespeare. Crammed with vivid photos of replicas and actual items from Shakespeare's time, the oversized volume shares with readers everything they ever wanted to know (and some things they probably didn't want to know) about the Bard, from details of his birthplace to descriptions of Queen Elizabeth's court (and clothing) to an explanation of how actors portrayed beheaded characters on stage. Curious readers will spend hour upon hour perusing this densely packed volume, and come away with a head full of knowledge about apple wives, the Globe Theatre, "nipping a bung" (purse snatching), the plague, bizarre face lotions, toothless bears, and religious conflict, not to mention a bit about Shakespeare's plays. Eyewitness: Shakespeare joins stacks of other fine Eyewitness titles, including Ancient Greece, Presidents, and Time & Space. (Ages 10 and older) --Emilie Coulter

Book Image Hamlet : By William Shakespeare
by Kenneth Branagh

Book Image Hamlet For Kids
by Lois Burdett

Perhaps the best-known of Shakespeare's tragedies, "Hamlet" has all the ingredients for a gripping story: revenge and power, familial love and betrayal, dramatic sword fights, dark spooky scenes. Once again Lois Burdett has woven her own brand of magic by transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into rhyming couplets. She has created a version of "Hamlet" especially for children, even as young as seven, and one that readers of all ages will enjoy.

Book Image Julius Caesar Study Guide
by Michael S. Gilleland (Author)

This study guide provides easy-to-use, reproducible lessons on literary terms, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, related scriptural principles, vocabulary, activities, plus a complete answer key. Examines the play from a Christian perspective.

Play Description: Julius Caesar has been made emperor of Rome for life, and many want to make him king. But some in the Roman Senate envy Caesar his success and others fear what he may do with his power, and so they arrange his death. The conspirators discover that assassination is a messy tool for achieving power, however, and ruling Rome is more complicated than removing Caesar. By William Shakespeare.

Book Image King of Shadows
by Susan Cooper

Nat Field's short life has been shadowed by loss and horror. His one escape is his talent for acting, and he has been picked by a dazzling international director to perform at Shakespeare's Globe, London's amazing new copy of the theater for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays four hundred years ago.

Brought from all over the U.S., the members of the American Company of Boys begin to rehearse at the Globe. But strange, eerie echoes of the past begin creeping in. Nat goes to bed mysteriously sick -- is it the dreadful bubonic plague of the sixteenth century? He wakes up healthy, but he's no longer in the present, he's in 1599, acting at the original Globe. And his costar is Shakespeare: no longer a vague historical figure, but a quirky, warm-hearted writer/actor whose friendship changes Nat forever.

Nat has a new life, blazing with excitement, edged with danger, but why is he here? Is he trapped in Elizabethan London? Will he ever go home?

Playing deftly with Time and Destiny as she did in her classic fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising, Susan Cooper tells a vivid, fascinating and ultimately very moving story of the painful business of growing up, against a background of the timeless, glowing magic of the theater.

Book Image MacBeth For Kids
by Lois Burdett

Book Image Merchant of Venice Study Guide, The
by Bethine Ellie
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Book Image Midsummer Night's Dream For Kids, A
by Lois Burdett

Book Image Much Ado About Nothing For Kids
by Lois Burdett

"What, my Lady Disdain, are you yet living?" These famous lines from Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing delightfully shows the verbal sparring between the reluctant lovers, Beatrice and Benedick who are happily brought together at the end by the schemes of their friends. And, no story is complete without at least one evil character, Don John, who unsuccessfully tries to tear apart the wedding plans of Hero and Claudio, the other lovers in this sparkling tale.

Book Image Playmaker, The
by J. B. Cheaney
The Playmaker, by first-time novelist J.B. Cheaney, is a lively historical fiction of Shakespearean proportions. The year is 1597. Young Richard Malory has come to the rough streets of London to seek his missing father, who abandoned the family long ago. But after meeting a series of dead ends, he resigns himself to the fact that his lost father may not wish to be found. In his despair, he is persuaded by the pretty maid Starling to audition for Lord Chamberlain's Men, an acting troupe that numbers among its players Will Shakespeare himself. Richard immerses himself in the stage; never noticing that someone is following his every move along London's twisted streets--someone who knows Richard's mysterious father and of his allegiance to a secret society that has sworn to overthrow the Queen. It will take Richard's fumbling detective work and Starling's quick eye to uncover both a traitor to the throne and the identity of Richard's father.

While the conspiracy plotline will undoubtedly keep teens reading to find out who or what is behind the traitorous plan, it is Cheaney's engaging descriptions of the Elizabethan theatre that flesh out the story and (literally) steal scene after scene. Chaotic costume changes, instantaneous line memorization, and the problems young men have playing young women are all skillfully and humorously drawn. History teachers will enjoy assigning this novel (along with Susan Cooper's King of Shadows) as young Richard meets not only Shakespeare but also his rival, Ben Jonson, and even spies the "white-faced figure" of Queen Elizabeth from afar. The Playmaker is a promising first effort. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert

Book Image Romeo and Juliet
by Jim Weiss
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Romeo and Juliet by Greathall Productions and told by Jim Weiss is a delightful piece of literature and a story that will enthrall young and old alike. The profound beauty of Shakespeare's most famous verse and characters come profoundly alive as you are transported through torch-lit feasting halls, dusty streets and moonlit gardens of Renaissance Italy. This masterpiece of feuding families and young love has thrilled audiences for four centuries. No recording can take the place of Mom or Dad spending time reading or telling stories to their children. Nevertheless, children need independent time, and listening to Greathall recordings provides them with quality, intelligent content that builds essential auditory skills, while entertaining. Jim Weiss Story Tales fascinate listeners young and old and have been applauded by educators, Liberians and parents since their introduction. For ages seven to adult.

Book Image Romeo and Juliet
by Bruce Coville, William Shakespeare, Dennis Nolan (Illustrator)

Joining Bruce Coville's earlier prose adaptations of Shakespeare's plays is this picture book treatment of the Bard's most popular work ever. The tender story of the young star-crossed lovers from warring families, Romeo and Juliet has moved audiences to tears for four hundred years. And Coville tells it in a way that will surely whet the appetite of young audiences, who will then find even greater enjoyment in the original. As with his earlier adaptations, Coville expertly combines his own dramatic language with key lines from the play. Dennis Nolan, who illustrated Coville's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, contributes stunning paintings, including a gatefold of the famous balcony scene.

Book Image Romeo and Juliet For Kids
y Lois Burdett

Book Image Scenes from Shakespeare: Fifteen Cuttings for the Classroom
by Michael Wilson

A collection of fifteen short scenes from five Shakespeare plays: "Romeo and Juliet," "The Merchant of Venice," "Julius Caesar," "Othello," and "Hamlet." Each scene is preceded by a plot synopsis and descriptions of the characters.

Book Image Shakespeare (Fandex Family Field Guides)
by Dan Myerson

The Bard is back in a big way, and SHAKESPEARE helps us remember the things we may have forgotten and introduces us to new facets of Shakespeare that we may never have learned. With illustrations that mix photographs of actors who defined their roles--Kenneth Branagh as Henry V, Sir John Gielgud as Prospero--and historic paintings of characters, SHAKESPEARE puts the author, his every play, his sonnets, and his world in the palm of the reader's hand.

Book Image Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age
by Andrew Langley

An exciting new direction for our well-received Treasure Chests series, this highly innovative kit takes children aged 8 to 13 on a vivid, interactive journey back to the Elizabethan era. The world of Shakespeare has never been more accessible, or more engrossing! A full-color, fact-filled book and a series of intriguing components are the vehicles for this fun and education time travel, designed to inspire kids to present their own Shakespearean dramas. A secret drawer opens to reveal games, maps, and the plots of the Bard's most familiar plays, endlessly fascinating in their presentation of intrigue, humor, tragedy, and adventure. Kids can build a wonderfully detailed replica of the Globe Theater, and then use the authentic letter press, complete with printing frame, moveable type, and ink roller, to print up their own posters and handbills in authentic period typefaces.

Book Image Shakespeare for Kids : His Life and Times : 21 Activities
by Colleen Aagesen, Margie Blumberg

Kids can experience William Shakespeare’s England and get their first taste of the Bard’s sublime craft with this lively biography and activity book. Staging swordplay, learning to juggle, and creating authentic costumes like a flamboyant shirt with slashed sleeves or a lady’s lace-trimmed glove bring the theater arts to life. Making a quill pen and using it to write a story, binding a simple book by hand, creating a fragrant pomander ball and a dish of stewed apples show what daily life was like in Elizabethan times. Inspired by scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, kids can invent new words, write songs, and devise scathing or comical insults just as he did. Fascinating and accurate historical information and 21 fun activities open a dramatic new world of learning for children ages 8 and up.

Book Image Shakespeare Stealer, The
by Gary Blackwood

Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"--or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform. As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, and drama.

Book Image Shakespeare: For All Time
by Stanley Wells
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From the entry of Shakespeare's birth in the Stratford church register to a Norwegian production of Macbeth in which the hero was represented by a tomato, this enthralling and splendidly illustrated book tells the story of Shakespeare's life, his writings, and his afterlife.

Drawing on a lifetime's experience of studying, teaching, editing, and writing about Shakespeare, Stanley Wells combines scholarly authority with authorial flair in a book that will appeal equally to the specialist and the untutored enthusiast. Chapters on Shakespeare's life in Stratford and in London offer a fresh view of the development of the writer's career and personality. At the core of the book lies a magisterial study of the writings themselves--how Shakespeare set about writing a play, his relationships with the company of actors with whom he worked, his developing mastery of the literary and rhetorical skills that he learned at the Stratford grammar school, the essentially theatrical quality of the structure and language of his plays. Subsequent chapters trace the fluctuating fortunes of his reputation and influence. Here are accounts of adaptations, productions, and individual performances in England and, increasingly, overseas; of great occasions such as the Garrick Jubilee and the tercentenary celebrations of 1864; of the spread of Shakespeare's reputation in France and Germany, Russia and America, and, more recently, the Far East; of Shakespearian discoveries and forgeries; of critical reactions, favorable and otherwise, and of scholarly activity; of paintings, music, films and other works of art inspired by the plays; of the plays' use in education and the political arena, and of the pleasure and intellectual stimulus that they have given to an increasingly international public.

Shakespeare, said Ben Jonson, was not of an age but for all time. This is a book about him for our time.

Book Image Shakespeare: His Work and His World
by Michael Rosen, Robert R. Ingpen (Illustrator)
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Tongue-tied. Dull as dishwater. Without rhyme or reason. Leapfrog. Excellent. Gloomy. These words and phrases, so much a part of our daily language, were coined by William Shakespeare more than four hundred years ago. In what other ways has Shakespeare shaped and influenced our words and culture? Find out with Michael Rosen’s fascinating exploration of the enduring genius of the greatest playwright in the English language, SHAKESPEARE: HIS WORK AND HIS WORLD. Learn what theatre was like when Shakespeare created and acted in his plays. With dramatic illustrations by Robert Ingpen, the fluid text is sprinkled with Shakespearean quotations to re-create the Bard’s world of kings and queens, fairies and potions, and bloody beheadings. This sweeping account is a biography, a history, and a retelling of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays—all in one approachable volume.

Book Image Shakespeare's English Kings: History, Chronicle, and Drama
by Peter Saccio

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Far more than any professional historian, Shakespeare is responsible for whatever notions most of us possess about English medieval history. Anyone who appreciates the dramatic action of Shakespeare's history plays but is confused by much of the historical detail will welcome this guide to the Richards, Edwards, Henrys, Warwicks and Norfolks who ruled and fought across Shakespeare's page and stage. Not only theater-goers and students, but today's film-goers who want to enrich their understanding of film adaptations of plays such as Richard III and Henry V will find this revised edition of Shakespeare's English Kings to be an essential companion.

Saccio's engaging narrative weaves together three threads: medieval English history according to the Tudor chroniclers who provided Shakespeare with his material, that history as understood by modern scholars, and the action of the plays themselves. Including a new preface, a revised further reading list, genealogical charts, an appendix of names and titles, and an index, the second edition of Shakespeare's English Kings offers excellent background reading for all of the ten history plays.

Book Image Shakespeare's Kings
by John Julius Norwich
If Shakespeare's complicated portrayal of the teeming womb of royal kings (Richard II) of England in his history plays has always confused you, then John Julius Norwich's Shakespeare's Kings is one solution to your problems. Watching Henry IV as a young boy, Norwich asked, where did history stop and drama begin? It is this question that Shakespeare's Kings seeks to answer, as it chronicles the historical events of the reigns of the monarchs of England dramatized in Shakespeare's plays. Beginning with Edward III, Norwich details the turbulent reign of Richard II, the rise of Henry IV, and the triumphs of Henry V, the disastrous reign of Henry VI, the Wars of the Roses, the evil of Richard III, and the painful birth of the Tudor monarchy.

Norwich sheds interesting light on what Shakespeare did with his sources (particularly Holinshed), as he provides chapters that detail the history of a particular monarch, which is then tested against Shakespeare's play of that particular king. This throws up some interesting points, such as the fact that the great nationalist John of Gaunt in Richard II was actually a deeply unpopular, patrician figure. The book also contains some wonderful illustrations and excellent tables of family trees, maps and an appendix that offers the entirety of Edward III, only recently (and still controversially) accepted into the canon by Shakespeare scholars.

However, the general reader should also treat Norwich's claim to historical objectivity with some caution. Shakespeare's Kings is almost completely ignorant of recent critical and historical studies of Shakespeare and historical studies of the monarchs under consideration. Norwich argues that Shakespeare would never have claimed historical accuracy--and to establish just how close he came has been one of the principal purposes of this book--because he was a dramatist, not a historian. But this obscures the extent to which history and literature are invariably entwined and nowhere more so than in Shakespeare. But there's the rub. --Jerry Brotton,

Book Image Shakespeare's Scribe
by Gary Blackwood

When an outbreak of the deadly Black Plague closes the Globe Theatre, William Shakespeare's acting troupe sets off on a tour of England. Widge, the orphan-turned-actor, knows that he'll be useful on the trip. Not only does he love the stage, but his knack for a unique shorthand has proven him one of the most valuable apprentices in the troupe. But then a mysterious man appears, claiming to know a secret from Widge's past-a secret that may forever force him from the theatre he loves.

Book Image Shakespeare's Spy
by Gary Blackwood

Things are disappearing mysteriously from Will Shakespeare's acting company, and it looks like an inside job. Everyone's eyes are on Widge, the orphan boy turned actor, and former thief. Widge knows better than anyone that Shakespeare's plays must be protected at all costs. In order to prove his innocence and clear his name, Widge must learn a new role: spy. But can he dig through the suspects and skulduggery and catch the true culprit?

Book Image Shakespeare's Storybook: Folk Tales That Inspired the Bard
by Patrick Ryan, James Mayhew (Illustrator)

Book Image Simply Shakespeare : Readers Theatre for Young People
by Jennifer L. Kroll (Editor)

You don't have to look any further to find the best of the Bard! From misalliances and misadventures to romance and comedy, students can explore the wonderful world of Shakespeare through Readers Theatre. This unique collection of 13 scripts from Weekly Reader's Read magazine features age-appropriate play adaptations from some of Shakespeare's greatest and best-known works. Magnificently preserving the flavor of Shakespeare's writings, the language has been modernized so that young readers can easily grasp and appreciate the characters and the plot. Each script is accompanied by a summary, presentation suggestions, and a character list.

Book Image Sixty-Minute Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream
by Cass Foster, Paul M. Howey (Editor)

The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare series is an ideal alternative for those who lack the time to tackle the unabridged versions of the world's most widely read playwright. Professor Cass Foster has judiciously condensed (without modernizing) the Bard's richly poetic language. He has skillfully retained the integrity of the text, allowing students to experience the thrill of the stories as well as the captivating imagery in the prose and verse.

In addition, the author has provided helpful footnotes on nearly every page explaining the more arcane words and phrases to help the reader better understand and appreciate each play. You will find the practical suggestions clearly laid out for staging, pacing, and thematic exploration very useful. Scenes flow smoothly from one to the next, maintaining a continuity difficult to find in other condensed versions of the Bard's works. Each script is approximately 70 pages.

Book Image Sixty-Minute Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing
by Cass Foster, Paul M. Howey (Editor)
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Book Image Sixty-Minute Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
by Cass Foster, Paul m Howey (Editor)
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The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare series is an ideal alternative for those who lack the time to tackle the unabridged versions of the world's most widely read playwright. Professor Cass Foster has judiciously condensed (without modernizing) the Bard's richly poetic language. He has skillfully retained the integrity of the text, allowing students to experience the thrill of the stories as well as the captivating imagery in the prose and verse.

In addition, the author has provided helpful footnotes on nearly every page explaining the more arcane words and phrases to help the reader better understand and appreciate each play. You will find the practical suggestions clearly laid out for staging, pacing, and thematic exploration very useful. Scenes flow smoothly from one to the next, maintaining a continuity difficult to find in other condensed versions of the Bard's works. Each script is approximately 70 pages.

Book Image Sixty-Minute Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
by Cass Foster, Paul M. Howey (Editor)
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Book Image Stepping into Shakespeare : Practical Ways of Teaching Shakespeare to Younger Learners
by Rex Gibson

Stepping into Shakespeare provides attractive and suitable teaching materials to help teachers introduce their students to Shakespeare in a wide range of active ways. Such methods develop all aspects of students’ literacy skills, understanding and practice; and the materials will release, resource and enhance students’ imagination, appreciation and enjoyment.

Book Image Tales from Shakespeare
Charles and Mary Lamb

Charles Lamb became one of the eighteenth century's greatest writers of occasional prose. Though Lambs' Tales (1807) were intended to introduce Shakespeare's plays and offer moral education to the young, their warmth and clarity make them pleasurable reading even to confirmed Shakespeareans. Illustrated with eleven line drawings by Arthur Rackham.

Book Image Tales from Shakespeare : Seven Plays
by Marcia Williams

Come and wend your way along London's Thames River to the Globe Theatre, where seven favorite Shakespearean plays are being performed. ROMEO AND JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, JULIUS CAESAR, HAMLET, MACBETH, THE WINTER'S TALE, and THE TEMPEST, full of Shakespeare's rich dialogue, are brought to life in Marcia Williams's signature comic-strip style. Although they are approximately 400 years old, William Shakespeare's plays are just as relevent today as they were in the 16th and 17th centuries, when going to the theater was a favorite pastime.

Book Image Teaching Shakespeare : A Handbook for Teachers
Rex Gibson

Teaching Shakespeare is a major contribution to the knowledge and expertise of all teachers of Shakespeare in schools, colleges and institutions of higher education. It makes explicit the principles of active learning that underpin Cambridge School Shakespeare and helps teachers develop their existing good practice. Practical examples are given from the plays most frequently used in schools, but Rex Gibson shows that the principles apply equally to the less frequently studied plays, thereby extending the canon of school Shakespeare.

Book Image Teaching Shakespeare: Yes, You Can! (Grades 5-8)
by Lorraine Hopping Egan

Motivating activities will help students explore plot and character and develop an appreciation of Shakespeare's works. Includes internet links, a mini-glossary, reproducibles, and a colorful poster highlighting famous Shakespearean quotes.

Book Image Tempest For Kids, The
by Lois Burdett
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"The Tempest" is an exciting tale of jealousy and betrayal, magic and romance, repentance and forgiveness, and has all the elements necessary to ignite a young child's imagination and creative energy. By her use of rhyming couplets, Lois Burdett has once again succeeded in transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into a format readily understood by children.

Book Image Ten Tales from Shakespeare
by Charles Lamb (Author), Mary Lamb (Author)

Enthralling prose retellings for young readers of some of Shakespeare's most beloved works. This selection of works features The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and Othello.

Book Image Treasury of Shakespeare's Verse, A
by Gina Pollinger

An engaging introduction to Shakespeare, this lyrically llustrated anthology has been carefully edited to be accessible both to older children and teenagers. More then 200 short gems of verse, arranged in thematic sections -- heroics and love, good and evil, fun and frolic, magic and mystery -- capture the rich, powerful language and imagery of Shakespeare without overwhelming the reader who is new to Elizabethan poetry. A beautiful book that the whole family can treasure. Includes index of plays and first lines.

Book Image True Prince, The
by J. B. Cheaney

At seventeen, Kit Glover finds his coming-of-age unusually fraught. Having built his career on playing women on the Elizabethan stage, he finds it harder than expected to "play the man," whether onstage or off. In some ways, his struggles reflect those of Prince Hal in the new play his company is performing that season--Kit even has his own Falstaff. The story is seen through the eyes of Richard Malory, Kit's closest rival, whose fate becomes entwined in a surprising way

Book Image Twelfth Night For Kids
by Lois Burdett

Book Image Understanding Hamlet
by Don Nardo

In this most famous play, William Shakespeare probes the complexities of the human experience. The work's timeless themes, its characters, and plot are discussed as is this great author's life and work.

Book Image William Shakespeare: Poetry for Young People
by David Scott Kastan (Editor), Marina Kastan (Editor), William Shakespeare (Illustrator, Editor), Glenn Harrington

Introduces the poetry of William Shakespeare through a sampling of sonnets and excerpts from his plays.

Book Image William Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream
by Bruce Coville, William Shakespeare, Dennis Nolan (Illustrator), Tim Raglin (Illustrator)

Book Image William Shakespeare's Hamlet
by Bruce Coville, Leonid Gore (Illustrator), Dayle Ann Dodds

Availability: This item will be released in March 2004.

Book Image William Shakespeare's Macbeth
by Bruce Coville, Gary Kelley (Illustrator), William Shakespeare, Tim Raglin (Illustrator)

A first-rate entree to the Bard, hailed Publishers Weekly in praise of Bruce Coville's adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Dial). Now the author follows with Macbeth, expertly weaving his own dramatic yet accessible prose with language from the play, creating a gateway to the greater enjoyment of the original. Powerful paintings, rich in atmosphere, by renowned artist Gary Kelley--winner of twenty medals from the Society of Illustrators--make this, like its predecessor, a classic in itself, full justice to the genius that came before. * A perfect gift for both newcomers to Shakespeare's work as well as devoted followers.

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