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On the fence over the need to study Shakespeare? Shakespeare's plays are pictures of humanity both at its very worst as well as its very best, delving into issues of romance, deceit, tragedy, and revenge. And then there is the language - difficult for an adult to understand, let alone a child. But Shakespeare is a literary icon; references to his works are everywhere, from advertising to sermons, and we do our children a disservice if we ignore his impact.
Graphic Shakespeare is the easier, sanitized way to expose your child to 4 of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, and 1 of his most popular comedies. Full-color artwork brings the scenes to life while speech bubbles present key excerpts from Shakespeare’s original dialogue. Of utmost help is that Graphic Shakespeare adds captions in modern English to make the stories easier to follow, plus a glossary at the foot of each page helps with any challenging vocabulary.
If you have a child who groans at the thought of reading Shakespeare, you may find a whole different attitude when you present your child with these graphic versions of Shakespeare's works. While these plays are condensed, Graphic Shakespeare has retained enough key phrases and quotations from the originals that your child will have more than a nodding acquaintance with each celebrated play. The five plays include: Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Publisher: Scribo Books
Publish Date: October 6, 2015
By: Penny Clarke
This is one of the books I strategically placed in our home without requiring anyone to do Shakespeare, but as an invitation to read. My ten year old has read Macbeth and Hamlet so far, and seems to understand the basics of the stories, as well as enjoyed them. Great introduction to Shakespeare, and not boring!
Bought to introduce Shakespeare to 7th grade son. Easy reading and pictures help to hold attention. Since the only exposure I had was to Romeo and Juliet, I appreciated the quick dive into the other stories. Good buy for us.
My daughter loves these graphic retelling books. It teaches her the basics of the story in a fun way.
Shakespeare is part of our regular curriculum, but this book has made it very enjoyable and understandable for the various ages reading it. The notations at the bottom of the pages translate the sometimes hard to understand language of the bard. FIVE plays are in this one book - fantastic. Only problem was everyone wanted to read the book at the same time. I should have bought a few copies!!