Shakespeare Stories

by Leon Garfield

Hardcover, 1985

Status

Available

Local notes

822.3 Gar

Collection

Publication

Schocken (1985), Hardcover, 287 pages

Description

An acclaimed author has rewritten twelve of Shakespeare's plays in narrative form, retaining much of the original language, and thus the flavor of the bard's dramas.

Language

Physical description

287 p.; 9.1 inches

ISBN

080523991X / 9780805239911

Barcode

5324

User reviews

LibraryThing member akfarrar
These are stunningly well told versions of the plays.

They give not only the story, but a wonderful sense of the theatrical - you read and enjoy a visual sensation as well as the speech of Shakespeare (all the words 'spoken' are taken directly from Shakespeare's scripts).

Romeo and Juliet, for example, sweats in the heat of Verona. There is a fantastic image of wasps fighting! You go directly into the story - and moral considerations are there.

The pictures support the text well- giving yet another dimension to the book.

Forget Lamb!

I've used these stories in the classroom for many years now - partly because young people (11 through to much older!) relate to them -but also because I really enjoy re-reading them.

(There is a whole set of Abridged Shakspeare by Garfield too - and wonderful Animations done with Russian animators!)
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LibraryThing member JEM2011
a good book to for anyone who is intimidated by Shakespeare. Good for Middle school to adult.

Pages

287

Rating

(23 ratings; 4.1)
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