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The Resource Leon Garfield's Shakespeare stories, illustrated by Michael Foreman

Leon Garfield's Shakespeare stories, illustrated by Michael Foreman

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Leon Garfield's Shakespeare stories
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Leon Garfield's Shakespeare stories
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illustrated by Michael Foreman
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Shakespeare stories
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eng
Summary
"How to introduce kids to Shakespeare--not just to the stories behind the plays but to the richness of his language and the depth of his characters. That's the challenge that Leon Garfield, a wonderful children's book writer, undertook to meet in his monumental and delightful Shakespeare Stories. Here are twenty-one of the Bard's plays, presented in what is not a series of dry retellings, but rather a refashioning of the dramas as stories, in a way that remains true to the essential spirit of the original versions. Garfield has captured all the richness of character, plot, mood, and setting in Shakespeare's works without resorting to simplification. Indeed, he deliberately retains much of Shakespeare's language, skillfully weaving it into his own prose so that the reader is introduced to the flavor of the verse, as well as to the incidents of plot and the spectacle of the drama. Leon Garfield's Shakespeare Stories is an essential distillation--a celebration and a reminder of Shakespeare's genius as a poet and dramatist"--
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Garfield, Leon
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illustrations
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no index present
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fiction
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  • 1564-1616
  • 1938-
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Foreman, Michael
Series statement
New York Review Books Children's Collection
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
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Leon Garfield's Shakespeare stories, illustrated by Michael Foreman
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Publication
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Previously published in two volumes as Shakespeare Stories (1985) and Shakespeare Stories II (1994) by Victor Gollancz Limited, Great Britain
Contents
  • King Richard the Second
  • King Henry IV, part one
  • Hamlet
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Othello
  • A
  • midsummer night's dream
  • Macbeth
  • Much ado about nothing
  • Julius Caesar
  • Twelfth night
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Measure for measure
  • As you like it
  • Cymbeline
  • King Richard the Third
  • The
  • comedy of errors
  • The
  • winter's tale
  • King Lear
  • The
  • tempest
  • The
  • merchant of Venice
  • The
  • taming of the shrew
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
564 pages
Isbn
9781590179314
Lccn
2015014749
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915056845
  • (OCoLC)ocn915056845
  • 772491
Label
Leon Garfield's Shakespeare stories, illustrated by Michael Foreman
Publication
Note
Previously published in two volumes as Shakespeare Stories (1985) and Shakespeare Stories II (1994) by Victor Gollancz Limited, Great Britain
Contents
  • King Richard the Second
  • King Henry IV, part one
  • Hamlet
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Othello
  • A
  • midsummer night's dream
  • Macbeth
  • Much ado about nothing
  • Julius Caesar
  • Twelfth night
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Measure for measure
  • As you like it
  • Cymbeline
  • King Richard the Third
  • The
  • comedy of errors
  • The
  • winter's tale
  • King Lear
  • The
  • tempest
  • The
  • merchant of Venice
  • The
  • taming of the shrew
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
564 pages
Isbn
9781590179314
Lccn
2015014749
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915056845
  • (OCoLC)ocn915056845
  • 772491

Library Locations

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      39.050746 -95.696533
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