Presents the stories of seven Shakespeare plays by including actual dialogue in the illustrations, summarizing the plots in picture captions, and showing the comments and actions of audience members on the sides and bottom of the pages.
Author: Marcia Williams
Category: Children's plays, English
Presents the plays "As You Like It", "Antony and Cleopatra", "Richard III", "Twelfth Night", "King Lear", "The Merchant of Venice" and "Much Ado About Nothing" in a comic-strip form.
I have had a huge amount of enjoyment working on both my books, Mr. William
Shakespeare's Plays and Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! and I hope that if
nothing else, this pleasure will be shared with a few of my fellows at the back of
Author: Naomi Miller
Category: Literary Criticism
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Velma Bourgeois RichmondPublish On: 2008-04-30
Terry Deary, The Lord of the Gleaming Globe, Tudor Chronicles (London:
Dolphin, ¡998; repr. London: Orion Children's Books, 2006), is an amusing novel.
2. Marcia Williams, “Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!” in Reimagining
Shakespeare for ...
Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Although William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, he traditionally receives little notice in studies of children's literature. However, there is a fascinating relationship between Shakespeare and children's interests, and the Bard's works have been successfully adapted for children's use over several centuries. This book continues and parallels the author's previous study, Chaucer as Children's Literature, as part of a greater endeavor to evaluate the significance of traditional literature retold as children's literature in modern English studies. It examines the ways in which William Shakespeare's stories have been adapted for children, particularly in Mary and Charles Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, which was almost immediately recognized as a classic of children's literature when it was first published in 1807. The author describes the significance of the Lamb's Tales as the pre-eminent children's adaptation of Shakespeare's literature, focusing particularly on the lavishly illustrated Edwardian editions which used pictures to convey Shakespeare's stories for children. Other topics include Victorian alternatives to the Lambs' stories, including anthologies from David Murray Smith, Abby Sage Richardson, and Mary Seymour; the lavish illustrations of Shakespeare's stories found in antique English textbooks; Shakespeare in nursery books, including sophisticated collections from Mary Macleod, Thomas Carter, Alice S. Hoffman, and other noted authors; and Shakespeare in multi-volume American collections, including The Children's Hour, Journeys through Bookland, and The Junior Classics.
40 In Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! (2000),41 Williams creates short comic-
strip versions of a selection of seven of Shakespeare's plays, including Richard III
. Williams uses the comic-strip layout in re-telling Shakespeare's plays as she ...
Author: Marina Gerzic
Category: Literary Criticism
Four hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, his works continue to not only fill playhouses around the world, but also be adapted in various forms for consumption in popular culture, including in film, television, comics and graphic novels, and digital media. Drawing on theories of play and adaptation, Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations demonstrates how the practices of Shakespearean adaptations are frequently products of playful, and sometimes irreverent, engagements that allow new ‘Shakespeares’ to emerge, revealing Shakespeare’s ongoing impact in popular culture. Significantly, this collection explores the role of play in the construction of meaning in Shakespearean adaptations—adaptations of both the works of Shakespeare, and of Shakespeare the man—and contributes to the growing scholarly interest in playfulness both past and present. The chapters in Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations engage with the diverse ways that play is used in Shakespearean adaptations on stage, screen, and page, examining how these adaptations draw out existing humour in Shakespeare’s works, the ways that play is used as a pedagogical aid to help explain complex language, themes, and emotions found in Shakespeare’s works, and more generally how play and playfulness can make Shakespeare ‘relatable,’ ‘relevant,’ and entertaining for successive generations of audiences and readers.
Explain that in Shakespeare's time , boys played girls ' parts because girls weren'
t allowed to act . ... Books on a similar theme 4 Bravo , Mr William Shakespeare !
by Marcia Williams ( Walker Books ) 4 Top Ten Shakespeare Stories by Terry ...
Author: Pearson Education
Teachers' Notes accompany each reading book and include activities for follow up work: step-by-step guidance on running the session - suitable for both teachers and classroom assistants; a detailed synopsis of the book; and activities for developing writing and comprehension skills.
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream ( New York : Dial , 1996. ) A
prose retelling of the original play . William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (
New York : Dial , 1999. ) A prose retelling of ... Bravo , Mr. William Shakespeare .
Author: Elizabeth Weinstein
Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
It's never too early to introduce children to the greatness that is Shakespeare's theatre. "Shakespeare with Children: Six Scripts for Young Players" is a collection of six scripts adapted and abridged for children between the ages of eight and thirteen; each can be executed in roughly forty minutes of stage time, while retaining the heart and soul of the stories as well as the bard's original poetic language. "Shakespeare with Children" is a must for any drama teacher looking to impart something special. Midwest Book Review - Literary Shelf, August 2008
SUBJECT INDEX #AAFSPEARE WILLIAM, 1564-1616–BIOGRAPHY *Dana
Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography: New Evidence of an Authorship ... Mr.
Robert Mrs : The Complete Works.224p. ... Maria Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare
Williams , G.J. ( 1997 ) Our Moonlit Revels : A Midsummer Night's Dream in the
Theatre , Iowa City : Iowa University Press . Williams , M. ( 1998 ) Mr William Shakespeare's Plays , London : Walker Books . Williams , M. ( 2003 ) ' Bravo , Mr
Author: Fiona M. Collins
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Literary Criticism
Since the nineteenth century, children's literature has been adapted for both the stage and the screen. As the twentieth century progressed, children's books provided the material for an increasing range of new media, from radio to computer games, from television to cinema blockbuster. Although such adaptations are now recognised as a significant part of the culture of childhood and popular culture in general, little has been written about the range of products and experiences that they generate. This book brings together writers whose work offers contrasting perspectives on the process of adaptation and the varying transformations -- social, historical and ideological -- that take place when a text moves from the page to another medium. Linking all these contributions is an interest in the changing definition of children's literature and its target audience within an increasingly media-rich society.
Argues that in “ To the Memory of My Beloved , the Author , Mr . William
Shakespeare , " Ben Jonson adapts “ the main elements of the prayer hymn of
classical antiquity ” used to implore ... Williams , Marcia , Bravo , Mr . William Shakespeare !
COLORADO SHAKESPEARE - FESTIVAL The Colorado Shakespeare Festival (
CSF), heralded by the New York Times as ... And check bookstores and libraries
for kids' guides, including Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!, by Marcia Williams ...
Author: Christine Loomis
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
Each book focuses on 68 terrific ideas for family days, from museums and puppet theaters to skyscrapers and parks. Written by parents who live in the cities they cover, these books are smart about what kids like -- and about what parents need. All the details for planning are included: addresses, phone numbers, admission prices, and age-appropriateness. " Hey, Kids!" info boxes provide fun facts and interesting trivia about the destination, and " Kid-Friendly Eats" features recommend three or four places to grab a bite to eat nearby. Fun to read and easy to use, these handy little guides make it easy to plan an enjoyable, hassle-free day with children in the world's most popular cities. They're perfect idea books for every city parent and grandparent, and indispensable aids for families on vacation.
Bravo , Mr William Shakespeare ( 00 ) has a further seven plays in the
marvellously concise and bright graphic versions by Marcia Williams , Walker , £5
. 99 . 07445 8237 7 . ROSS , MANDY Jewish rabbi ; with photographs by Chris
Walter Schenck's adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, is an astonishing achievement, offering an existential adventure that brilliantly reimages the characters with skillful intrigue. Mr. Schenck has added dialogue to clarify ambiguous stanzas presenting the most formable and original poetry ever conceived for such a play, integrating history, politics, and religion beyond Shakespeare's skill. In this Herculean task, Mr. Schenck has incredulously maintained the original flow of the play, vastly extending it while boldly modernizing it. Mr. Schenck captures Shakespeare's intent so magnificently, he has, without a doubt, surpassed all Shakespearean scholars. Undeniably, Mr. Schenck has taken complete ownership of Hamlet. No work, anywhere, by anyone, has performed a more extraordinary job. Henceforth, Shakespeare's Hamlet will probably be known as Schenck's Hamlet. No greater praise can be bestowed on Mr. Schenck this this! BRAVO! As an added bonus, Mr. Schenk has included the best reformatted version of the original play ever offered, making it easy on the eye for every actor to know where the line is that they are reading. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to buy any other book on Hamlet, than this one.
Online address : www . johnhartleywilliams . de State University of New York -
Albany , associate professor of history and ... Fabulous Monsters , 1999 ; Bravo , Mr . William Shakespeare ! , 2000 ; No Worries ! , 2000 ; ( reteller ) Charles
Author: Michelle Kazensky
Publisher: Saint James Press
Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
Address: 6645 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, U.S.A. Online address:
williams.writes ... Fabulous Monsters, 1999; Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!,
2000; Mr. William Shakespeare's Plays, 2001; Charles Dickens and Friends,