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Shakespeare Stories by Leon Garfield (1997-12-04)

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  • By Lynn on July 24, 2016

    This is a great book. One of our favorite Shakespeare story books! I will be using this for middle school students before we watch Hamlet and then read some of the play.

  • By Eireanne on May 1, 2012

    If you have a child and/or students that are in Middle School and are just starting out reading the wonderful and creative stories of William Shakespeare, then this is a definite buy!! It has helped my son to really grasp and understand the true work and underlying meaning of his classics. By using a more basic approach and using easier vocabulary with today's type writing, my son didn't have a problem at all reading any of them. He loved it. I do believe that this will even help him when he has to read the original version of the stories when High School comes around!!

  • By Janeen on April 30, 2015

    This book makes Shakespeare so much more accessible. I used it with my 8th grader, and will probably use it again when she is in high school.The story/narration parts are told in modern Enflish. The famous quotes are left in the original. Nicely done!

  • By Carlos on September 27, 2016

    Really happy to find this, read it in the library by my parent's house many many years ago. It's a great intro for children and the first of two volumes. Nice illustrations, not intimidating for kids. No complaints about seller or the condition of the book.

  • By S. Vincent on August 16, 2011

    Leon Garfield's two Shakespeare Stories books have made a new fan of Shakespeare.I'm a seasoned homeschool mom who is often frustrated with the endless search for the perfect materials. I found this book (volume 1) at the library, tried it, loved it, bought it--along with volume 2.My youngest child is gifted in many ways, but is not a reading lover. It has been difficult finding books she enjoys enough to continue reading past the first few pages. Graphic Novels are helpful, but often lose the subtle nuances of more refined language in the nature of the illustrations.These books (well-written retellings of some of Shakespeare's plays that have not lost the refinement of language inherent in the originals, but that also make the plays understandable and accessible to those who may be daunted by Elizabethan English) have captivated her. While she's not quite ready to plunge full-on into Shakespeare's originals, these books are making her a fan of his plays. She's seen quite a few of them onstage, several others on film, and loves them. And in a year or two or three when she's ready to tackle the originals, she will do so with great zeal and with a ready-made familiarity not only with the plays but with the language of Shakespeare.

  • By sally tarbox on November 19, 2011

    Features: King Lear; the Tempest; Merchant of Venice; Taming of the Shrew; Richard II; Henry IV part 1; Hamlet; Romeo and Juliet; Othello; Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth.Wonderful re-telling of Shakespeare's stories for the younger reader which still introduces him to the original with phrases from it woven into the text, plus amazingly evocative color plates. It really brings the whole thing to life

  • By A.K.Farrar on February 5, 2001

    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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