Bravo Mr William Shakespeare

Bravo  Mr  William Shakespeare

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

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 1406323357

Category: Children's plays, English

Page: 36

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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.
Categories: Children's plays, English

Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults

Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults

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 ...

Author: Naomi Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135363284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare as Children s Literature

Shakespeare as Children s Literature

London: Orion Children's Books, 2006), is an amusing novel. 2. Marcia Williams, “Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!” in Reimagining Shakespeare for Children ...

Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786437818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations

Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations

40 In Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! (2000),41 Williams creates short comic-strip versions of a selection of seven of Shakespeare's plays, ...

Author: Marina Gerzic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000073126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

( RA grades 1-2 , IR grades 3-5 ) Bravo , Mr. William Shakespeare ! by Marcia Williams ( Cambridge , MA : Candlewick Press . 1998 ) .

Author: S. Wise Bauer

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 0971412944

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 211

This comprehensive activity book and curriculum guide contains all you need to make history come alive for your child! Don't just read about historyexperience it! Colro a picture of a Viking warrior, make an edible oasis, create a Moorish ruler's turban and Aztec jewelry and more. Designed to turn the accompanying book The Story of the World: Volume 2: The Middle Ages into a complete history program, this Activity Book provides you with comprehension questions and answers, sample narrations, maps and geography activities, coloring pages, lists of additional readings in history and literature, and plenty of simple, hands-on activities all designed for grades 1-4.
Categories: Education

Shakespeare in Children s Literature

Shakespeare in Children s Literature

... resolved) in the work of Marcia Williams whose two books for younger readers, Mr. William Shakespeare's Plays (1998) and Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!

Author: Erica Hateley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415888882

Category: Drama

Page: 218

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Shakespeare in Children's Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children's novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilizes the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children's literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare for Young People

Shakespeare for Young People

... 43, 46 Williams, Marcia 71, 73, 76–7 Bravo Mr William Shakespeare! 71 Mr William Shakespeare's Plays 71, 73 Williams, Tam 8, 116–19, 121–6 women 29, 32, ...

Author: Abigail Rokison-Woodall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441188052

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The search to find engaging and inspiring ways to introduce children and young adults to Shakespeare has resulted in a wide variety of approaches to producing and adapting Shakespeare's plays and the stories and characters at their heart. This book explores the range of productions, versions, and adaptations of Shakespeare aimed particularly at children or young people. It is the only comprehensive overview of its kind, engaging with a range of genres - drama, prose narrative, television and film - and including both British and international examples. Abigail Rokison covers stage and screen productions, shortened versions, prose narratives and picture books (including Manga), animations and original novels, plays and films rewriting Shakespeare. The book combines an informative guide to the productions and adaptations discussed with critical analysis of their relative strengths. It also has a practical focus including quotes from directors, actors, writers, teachers and young people who worked on or experienced the projects discussed.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Guided Reader to Early Years and Primary English

A Guided Reader to Early Years and Primary English

9+ Williams, M. (2009 edns) Mr. William Shakespeare's Plays; Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! London: Walker Books. Using distinctive and detailed comic ...

Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317451167

Category: Education

Page: 262

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A Guided Reader to Early Years and Primary English draws on extracts from the published work of some of the most influential education writers to provide insight, guidance and clarity about key issues affecting early years practitioners and primary English teachers. The book brings together key extracts from classic and contemporary writing and contextualises these in both theoretical and practical terms. The extracts are accompanied by a summary of the key ideas and issues raised, questions to promote discussion and reflective practice, and annotated further reading lists to extend thinking. Taking a thematic approach and including a short introduction to each theme, the chapters cover: Models of and approaches to early years and primary English; Speaking and listening in English lessons: story-telling, drama, ‘booktalk’ and debate; Reading and responding to texts in English lessons; Writing in English lessons: finding a ‘voice’; Knowledge about language: grammar, spelling, punctuation and handwriting; The rich landscape of children’s literature; Non-fiction in English lessons; Planning, assessing and recording children’s progress: the learning cycle. Aimed at trainee and newly qualified teachers, those working towards Masters level qualifications and all those involved in the teaching of early years and primary English, this accessible, but critically provocative text will be an essential resource for those that wish to deepen their understanding of early years and primary English education.
Categories: Education

The Shakespearean World

The Shakespearean World

Williams, Marcia (1998) A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest in Mr. William Shakespeare's Plays, London: Walker Books. ____. (2003) “Bravo, Mr. William ...

Author: Jill L Levenson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317696193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 654

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The Shakespearean World takes a global view of Shakespeare and his works, especially their afterlives. Constantly changing, the Shakespeare central to this volume has acquired an array of meanings over the past four centuries. "Shakespeare" signifies the historical person, as well as the plays and verse attributed to him. It also signifies the attitudes towards both author and works determined by their receptions. Throughout the book, specialists aim to situate Shakespeare’s world and what the world is because of him. In adopting a global perspective, the volume arranges thirty-six chapters in five parts: Shakespeare on stage internationally since the late seventeenth century; Shakespeare on film throughout the world; Shakespeare in the arts beyond drama and performance; Shakespeare in everyday life; Shakespeare and critical practice. Through its coverage, The Shakespearean World offers a comprehensive transhistorical and international view of the ways this Shakespeare has not only influenced but has also been influenced by diverse cultures during 400 years of performance, adaptation, criticism, and citation. While each chapter is a freshly conceived introduction to a significant topic, all of the chapters move beyond the level of survey, suggesting new directions in Shakespeare studies – such as ecology, tourism, and new media – and making substantial contributions to the field. This volume is an essential resource for all those studying Shakespeare, from beginners to advanced specialists.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Oxford School Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing

Oxford School Shakespeare  Much Ado About Nothing

Ganeri, Anita, What they don't tell you about Shakespeare (Hodder, ). Williams, Marcia, Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare! (Walker, ).

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780199137596

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. Much Ado About Nothing is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Story of the World History for the Classical Child

Story of the World  History for the Classical Child

Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! by Marcia Williams (Candlewick Press, 1998). These highly entertaining tales are retold, frame by frame, using colorful ...

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 9781933339139

Category: Civilization

Page: 446

View: 104

This comprehensive, 8.5" x 11" curriculum guide and activity book contains map activities, coloring pages, games, projects, review questions, cross-references to illustrated encyclopedias, and extensive book lists. Children and parents love the activities, ranging from cooking projects to crafts, board games to science experiments, and puzzles to projects. Each Activity Book provides a full year of history study when combined with the Textbook, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of Activity Book.
Categories: Civilization

Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!” In Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults, ed. Naomi J. Miller. London and New York: Routledge, 29–38. Wolfson, Susan.

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748635245

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

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Explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to artistic practices and activities, past and presentThis substantial reference work explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to cultural processes that take in publishing, exhibiting, performing, reconstructing and disseminating.The 30 newly commissioned chapters are divided into 6 sections: * Shakespeare and the Book* Shakespeare and Music* Shakespeare on Stage and in Performance* Shakespeare and Youth Culture* Shakespeare, Visual and Material Culture* Shakespeare, Media and Culture. Each chapter provides both a synthesis and a discussion of a topic, informed by current thinking and theoretical reflection.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Turning the Page

Turning the Page

Williams , M. ( 1998 ) Mr William Shakespeare's Plays , London : Walker Books . Williams , M. ( 2003 ) ' Bravo , Mr William Shakespeare !

Author: Fiona M. Collins

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039102559

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

Ganeri , Anita , What they don't tell you about Shakespeare ( Hodder , 1996 ) . Williams , Marcia , Bravo , Mr William Shakespeare ! ( Walker , 2001 ) .

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198321473

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 907

Depicts the humorous mishaps which follow when young Claudio is duped into believing his fiancee has been unfaithful.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Adapting Canonical Texts in Children s Literature

Adapting Canonical Texts in Children s Literature

Houndmills: Palgrave, pp. 171-98. Williams, Marcia (1998), Mr. William Shakespeare's Plays. London: Walker Books. — (2000), Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!

Author: Anja Müller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441164278

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Adaptations of canonical texts have played an important role throughout the history of children's literature and have been seen as an active and vital contributing force in establishing a common ground for intercultural communication across generations and borders. This collection analyses different examples of adapting canonical texts in or for children's literature encompassing adaptations of English classics for children and young adult readers and intercultural adaptations of children's classics across Europe. The international contributors assess both historical and transcultural adaptation in relation to historically and regionally contingent concepts of childhood. By assessing how texts move across age-specific or national borders, they examine the traces of a common literary and cultural heritage in European children's literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Cultures and Medieval and Early Modern Childhoods

Literary Cultures and Medieval and Early Modern Childhoods

Williams, Marcia. 1998. Mr. William Shakespeare's Plays. London: Walker Books. ———. 2000. Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare. London: Walker Books. ———. 2004.

Author: Naomi J. Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030142117

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

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Building on recent critical work, this volume offers a comprehensive consideration of the nature and forms of medieval and early modern childhoods, viewed through literary cultures. Its five groups of thematic essays range across a spectrum of disciplines, periods, and locations, from cultural anthropology and folklore to performance studies and the history of science, and from Anglo-Saxon burial sites to colonial America. Contributors include several renowned writers for children. The opening group of essays, Educating Children, explores what is perhaps the most powerful social engine for the shaping of a child. Performing Childhood addresses children at work and the role of play in the development of social imitation and learning. Literatures of Childhood examines texts written for children that reveal alternative conceptions of parent/child relations. In Legacies of Childhood, expressions of grief at the loss of a child offer a window into the family’s conceptions and values. Finally, Fictionalizing Literary Cultures for Children considers the real, material child versus the fantasy of the child as a subject.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Textual Transformations in Children s Literature

Textual Transformations in Children s Literature

... The Girlhood ofShakespeare's Heroines (1850–1851), Leon Garfield's Shakespeare's Stories (1985), and Marcia Williams's Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare!

Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415509718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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This book offers new critical approaches for the study of adaptations, abridgments, translations, parodies, and mash-ups that occur internationally in contemporary children's culture. It follows recent shifts in adaptation studies that call for a move beyond fidelity criticism, a paradigm that measures the success of an adaptation by the level of fidelity to the "original" text, toward a methodology that considers the adaptation to be always already in conversation with the adapted text. This book visits children's literature and culture in order to consider the generic, pedagogical, and ideological underpinnings that drive both the process and the product. Focusing on novels as well as folktales, films, graphic novels, and anime, the authors consider the challenges inherent in transforming the work of authors such as William Shakespeare, Charles Perrault, L.M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and A.A. Milne into new forms that are palatable for later audiences particularly when—for perceived ideological or political reasons—the textual transformation is not only unavoidable but entirely necessary. Contributors consider the challenges inherent in transforming stories and characters from one type of text to another, across genres, languages, and time, offering a range of new models that will inform future scholarship.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines