Bravo Mr William Shakespeare

Bravo  Mr  William Shakespeare

As you like it -- Antony and Cleopatra -- The tragedy of King Richard the III -- Twelfth night -- King Lear -- The Merchant of Venice -- Much ado about nothing.

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 nothing else, this pleasure will be shared with a few of my fellows at the back of ...

Author: Naomi Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135363284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 129

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

2. Marcia Williams, “Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!” in Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults, ed. Naomi J. Miller (New York and London: Routledge, 2003), 29– 38. Williams traces her own attitudes toward an early, ...

Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786437818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

View: 642

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, including Richard III. Williams uses the comic-strip layout in re-telling Shakespeare's plays as ...

Author: Marina Gerzic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000073126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 220

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

Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults

Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults

Adaptations of Shakespeare's Supernatural for Children, from the Lambs to Marcia Williams.' New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship ... Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults.

Author: Michael Marokakis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000617801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 824

Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults offers a comprehensive examination of Shakespearean adaptations written by Australian authors for children and Young Adults. The 20-year period crossing the late-twentieth and early twenty-first centuries came to represent a diverse and productive era of adapting Shakespeare in Australian literature. As an analysis of Australian and international marketplaces, physical and imaginative spaces and the body as a site of meaning, this book reveals how the texts are ideologically bound to and disseminate Shakespearean cultural capital in contemporary ways. Combining current research in children’s literature and Bourdieu’s theory of cultural capital deepens the critical awareness of the status of Australian literature while illuminating a corpus of literature underrepresented by the pre-existing concentration on adaptations from other parts of the world. Of particular interest is how these adaptations merge Shakespearean worlds with the spaces inhabited by young people, such as the classroom, the stage, the imagination and the gendered body. The readership of this book would be academics, researchers and students of children’s literature studies and Shakespeare studies, particularly those interested in Shakespearean cultural theory, transnational adaptation and literary appropriation. High school educators and pre-service teachers would also find this book valuable as they look to broaden and strengthen their use of adaptations to engage students in Shakespeare studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

Additional History Reading The Bard of Avon : The Story of William Shakespeare , by Diane Stanley ( New York : William Morrow ... ( RA grades 1-2 , IR grades 3-5 ) Bravo , Mr. William Shakespeare ! by Marcia Williams ( Cambridge ...

Author: S. Wise Bauer

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 0971412944

Category: Education

Page: 604

View: 820

Presents a history of the ancient world, from 6000 B.C. to 400 A.D.
Categories: Education

Shakespeare in Children s Literature

Shakespeare in Children s Literature

Within (and beyond) the field of children's literature, popular uses of “Shakespeare” inherently signify tensions ... in the work of Marcia Williams whose two books for younger readers, Mr. William Shakespeare's Plays (1998) and Bravo, ...

Author: Erica Hateley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415888882

Category: Drama

Page: 218

View: 215

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

... including Lois Burdett's Shakespeare Can Be Fun! series, which seeks to introduce children as young as 7 to Shakespeare's plays, Marcia Williams' Mr William Shakespeare's Plays (1998) and Bravo Mr William Shakespeare!

Author: Abigail Rokison-Woodall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441188052

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 596

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