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Fiction
Author: William Shakespeare,Michael Foreman,Leon Garfield
ISBN: 0395563976
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Pages 287 pages
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; n Later printing edition (January 1, 1991)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 392
ePUB size: 1396 kb
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eBook Shakespeare Stories download

by William Shakespeare,Michael Foreman,Leon Garfield


Shakespeare Stories book.

Shakespeare Stories book. This format will delight both those who know the great dramatist's works and those who are new to them.

Illustrated by. Michael Foreman. Leon Garfield’s Shakespeare Stories was previously published in two volumes: Shakespeare Stories and Shakespeare Stories II. Shakespeare Stories was originally published in Great Britain in 1985 by Victor Gollancz Limited. Shakespeare Stories II was originally published in Great Britain in 1994 by Victor Gollancz Limited. Shakespeare Stories and Shakespeare Stories II are published in Great Britain by Penguin Books, Ltd.

Leon Garfield's two Shakespeare Stories books have made a new fan of Shakespeare.

This format will delight both those who know the great dramatist's works and those who are new to them. Michael Foreman's dramatic color illustrations and varied black-and-white line drawings are the perfect complement to this celebration of Shakespeare's genius.

In this magnificent companion volume to Shakespeare Stories, superbly illustrated by Michael Foreman, Leon Garfield presents in narrative form another nine of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. Skillfully, the author conveys the plots, characters, settings and moods of the original works, and reveals their unique theatrical impact for today's reader.

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Leon Garfield’s Shakespeare Stories is an essential distillation-a truly Shakespearean tribute to Shakespeare’s genius and a delight for children and parents . Leon Garfield’s performance in Shakespeare Stories is masterly.

Leon Garfield’s Shakespeare Stories is an essential distillation-a truly Shakespearean tribute to Shakespeare’s genius and a delight for children and parents alike. The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream best reveal the virtuosity Mr. Garfield has developed in many years of writing dozens of children’s books and historical novels. In Mr. Garfield’s deft narratives the laughter is the same that one finds in the plays, but so is the uneasiness. He gets the balances right. D. J. R. Bruckner, The New York Times.

Leon Garfield, Michael Foreman. Twelve Shakespeare plays presented afresh by Leon Garfield in narrative form. These are not simple retellings, but more like a refashioning of the dramas as stories, which remain true to the essential spirit of the original versions. The author has captured all the richness of character, plot, mood and setting in Shakespeare's works. It is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for the young.

Leon Garfield's Shakespeare Stories" is a wonderful distillation-a celebration and a reminder of Shakesepeare's genius as a poet and . Illustrated by.

Leon Garfield's Shakespeare Stories" is a wonderful distillation-a celebration and a reminder of Shakesepeare's genius as a poet and dramatist.

Twelve of Shakespeare's plays are presented here in a fresh narrative form with much of the original language skillfully woven into the author's own prose.
Dikus
Excellent retellings of the plays. Captures the fun and antics well.
Uste
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.
Agantrius
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!
Ironrunner
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!!
Globus
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.
Hucama
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.
Larosa
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!)
When I took my long service leave, I bought Garfield's books of Shakespeare's Stories (both volumes) and I hired videos of Shakespeare's plays. Working with these and the texts of the plays, I gave myself a course in Shakespeare's plays. It was one of the highlights of my life.
I had supposed the Laurence Olivier was some pompous old fart with a plum in his mouth. He is ELECTRIC. His Hamlet is a study in depression. His voice in "To be or not to be" is scarcely audible but carries so much emotion.
In all, I watched 22 different plays - my favourites, Richard 11 and Hamlet, in several different versions. I followed the BBC series which uses the same actors from one play to the next so that the Duke of Gloucester in one play is played by the same actor who later becomes Richard 11 in the next play.
Leon Garfield's story-telling with its light touch of irony and its perfect choice of words opened a door that I had assumed was marked "Other people only". Garfield wrote marvellous children's book and I've read them all but these books are the best of his achievements and they've made a big difference to my life.