The Resource The best of Shakespeare, E. Nesbit ; introduction by Iona Opie ; afterword by Peter Hunt

The best of Shakespeare, E. Nesbit ; introduction by Iona Opie ; afterword by Peter Hunt

Label
The best of Shakespeare
Title
The best of Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
E. Nesbit ; introduction by Iona Opie ; afterword by Peter Hunt
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Simplified prose retellings of Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, The Tempest, King Lear, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and The Winter's Tale. At the heart of any great work of literature is a story. William Shakespeare's plays are no exception. His plays tell stories of kings and queens, of ghosts and witches, of romance and passion. But to get to the story at the heart of the plays, the reader must first work through Shakespeare's language, a task often too great for younger readers (and for many adults). Now, in this new edition, E. Nesbit, the classic British children's author, brings ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays to life. She shakes off the burdensome complexity of Shakespeare's language and tells the stories at the core of the plays. Sprinkled with her own dashes of wit and humor, her graceful, vivid retellings, using accessible language, are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work. Nesbit's stories are also the perfect way for adults to brush up on the ins and outs of Shakespeare's plays. Who can remember the names of King Lear's three daughters? Was Romeo a Montagu or a Capulet? What, exactly, was Hamlet's problem?
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1858-1924
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nesbit, E.
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2877
LC item number
.N44 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shakespeare, William
Series statement
Opie library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Shakespeare, William
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The best of Shakespeare, E. Nesbit ; introduction by Iona Opie ; afterword by Peter Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romeo and Juliet -- Merchant of Venice -- Twelfth night -- Hamlet -- Tempest -- King Lear -- Macbeth -- As you like it -- Winter's tale -- Othello
Control code
ocm36806574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780195116892
Lccn
97015223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36806574
Label
The best of Shakespeare, E. Nesbit ; introduction by Iona Opie ; afterword by Peter Hunt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romeo and Juliet -- Merchant of Venice -- Twelfth night -- Hamlet -- Tempest -- King Lear -- Macbeth -- As you like it -- Winter's tale -- Othello
Control code
ocm36806574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780195116892
Lccn
97015223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36806574

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