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Library Binding, Rosen Classroom, 2014, ISBN13 9781477776971, ISBN10 1477776974
Mischief is in the air when the King and Queen of the Fairies quarrel and Puck is left in charge of the love potion. Four young pe...ople are lost in the woods on midsummer s night. Will they find each other and true love, or will Puck s meddling leave them broken-hearted and alone?A band of players prepares to entertain the Duke of Athens. But now that the fairies have made a donkey out of their leading man, will Quince and the others ever get to play their parts?Is there time to put everything right before this magical night is over?"Real Reads" are accessible texts designed to support the literacy development of primary and lower secondary age children while introducing them to the riches of our international literary heritage. Each book is a retelling of a work of great literature from one of the world s greatest cultures, fitted into a 64-page book, making classic stories, dramas and histories available to intelligent young readers as a bridge to the full texts, to language students wanting access to other cultures, and to adult readers who are unlikely ever to read the original versions. read more
Paperback, Oxford Univ Pr, 2014, ISBN13 9781408506431, ISBN10 1408506432
This attractive series retells some of Shakespeare's most popular and well-known plays, with lively illustrations and contemporary... language to make the stories accessible to young readers. read more
Original Shakespeare dialog- Glossary of terms- Biography of Shakespeare and play background included- Famous phrases provided
The titles in the 'Graphic Shakespeare' series are an ideal introduction to Shakespeare's plays, but can be used as revision aids.... Every title is set out in acts in the same way as the original play, although the story is told in narrative text. read more
Hilarious mayhem abounds in this introduction to Shakespeare's classic comedy. Come along as four young adventurers go exploring a... magical meadow, only to find that there is more mischief afoot in this Fairy Wood than they might have expected. The beautiful illustrations bring the play to life and the color-coded text highlights and defines literary elements in the story, both contributing to a rich, multilayered experience. A new title in the Play on Shakespeare series. read more
An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play by the author's second grade class
Timeless Shakespeare-designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original play. These classic pl...ays retold will grab a student's attention from the first page. Presented in traditional play script format, each title features simplified language, easy-to-read type, and strict adherence to the tone and integrity of the original. Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reinforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching high-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys. The guide is digital and only available on CD-ROM; simply print the activities you need for each lesson. read more
Shakespeare devotees and coloring book fans will be enchanted with this collection spotlighting one of the Bard's most delightful ...comedies. Sixteen beguiling scenes from a tale about love and mistaken identity depict, among others, the thwarted lovers, a read more
Play on Shakespeare is a delightful introduction to some of the characters, themes, and literary devices that make Shakespeare so ...well-loved. The beautiful illustrations bring the play to life and the color-coded text highlights and defines literature elements in the story, both contributing to a rich, multi-layered experience. Come along as four young adventurers go exploring a magical meadow, only to find out there is more mischief afoot in this Fairy Wood than they might have expected. Hilarious mayhem abounds in this introduction to Shakespeare's classic comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." read more
Shakespeare's comedy about the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, and the mischievous Puck, as they create confusion amongs...t the humans in the forest. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story. The Classics Illustrated comic book series began life in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. Each book contains dedicated theme discussions and study questions to further develop the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the work at hand. read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, y read more
Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, partic...ularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more
Mischief is in the air when the King and Queen of the Fairies quarrel and Puck is left in charge of the love potion. Four young pe...ople are lost in the woods on midsummer’s night. Will they find each other and true love, or will Puck’s meddling leave them broken-hearted and alone? A band of players prepares to entertain the Duke of Athens. But now that the fairies have made a donkey out of their leading man, will Quince and the others ever get to play their parts? Is there time to put everything right before this magical night is over? Real Reads are accessible texts designed to support the literacy development of primary and lower secondary age children while introducing them to the riches of our international literary heritage. Each book is a retelling of a work of great literature from one of the world’s greatest cultures, fitted into a 64-page book, making classic stories, dramas and histories available to intelligent young readers as a bridge to the full texts, to language students wanting access to other cultures, and to adult readers who are unlikely ever to read the original versions. read more
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LI&&RA Midsummer Night's Dream&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RWilliam Shakespe...are&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Shakespeare&&L/I&&R series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, &&LB&&RDavid Scott Kastan&&L/B&&R of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to those that Shakespeare wrote.&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&REach volume in the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Shakespeare&&L/I&&R includes:&&L/P&&R&&LB&&RNew Scholarship&&L/B&&R – Premiere scholars introduce each play with contemporary scholarship. An essay on editing the text provides an in-depth look at the quartos and folios used in the edition. &&LB&&RContextualizing Essays&&L/B&&R – Essays on Shakespeare’s England, language, and life, along with essays on performing Shakespeare and significant performances frame the play in both historical and theatrical context for readers. A look at the lasting influence of the play on music, art, film, and dance creates an interdisciplinary framework with which to approach the play. &&LB&&RBetter Notes&&L/B&&R – Through one-word margin definitions, facing-page glosses, and longer end notes after the play, our innovative approach to notes pulls readers away from the text fewer times while providing them with more information and comprehensive analysis. &&LB&&RFurther Reading&&L/B&&R – An annotated bibliography of titles, hand-selected by the introduction author, takes readers beyond the edition for further reading.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RShakespeare’s hilarious though often unnerving story of desire, confusion, and magic has delighted audiences for 400 years. The editor, &&LB&&RMario DiGangi&&L/B&&R, provides a set of notes rich in insight into the play’s many literary and cultural points of reference. &&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R read more
Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, is one of his finest, and most sought after works of illustration. Originally publis...hed in 1908, his Shakespearean fairies are some of his best-known work, with his ‘gnarled trees and droves of fairies, representing the visual reality of the Dream for thousands of readers… here, he excelled especially in landscape, and in reconciling dream and reality, giving himself to the luxury of rich detail with a rare generosity.’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a comedy play – one of Shakespeare’s lighter works, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597. Both in text, and on stage, it is one of Shakespeare’s most popular narratives, and remains widely performed across the world. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), was one of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine this classic works. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more
Participating in Whisker Haven's spring play, Dreamy the kitten becomes exhausted with all the drama she encounters, in a latest e...ntry of the popular chapter book series. Includes a collectible bookmark. Simultaneous. read more
Six of Shakespeare's most famous plays are beautifully retold and illustrated for children - the intricate comedies of A Midsummer...'s Night Dream and Twelfth Night, the tragedies of Hamlet and Macbeth, and the contrasting love stories of Romeo and Juliet and Antony and Cleopatra. read more
The perfect lullaby for a magical midsummer night, and a beautiful way to introduce your little one to the Bard. Jennifer Adams’ a...daptation of Shakespeare’s original lines and Alison Oliver’s whimsical illustrations bring the world of fairies to life and will enchant little ones for years to come. JENNIFER ADAMS is the author of more than 30 books, including board books in the best-selling BabyLit series which introduce young children to the world of classic literature. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit her website at jennifer-adams.com. ALISON OLIVER runs Sugar design studio. Alison's design portfolio includes everything from logos to packaging and product design for clients such as Chronicle Books, Citibabes, and Aerie, as well as Gibbs Smith. She lives in New York. read more
Wanting to produce a 90-Minute Shakespeare play? This ready-to-use adaptation of one of the Bard's most popular plays, respects th...e verse and retains all major characters and plotlines. The play has been shortened, but none of Shakespeare's words have been changed. For the Shakespeare purist who loves the language, but desires a shorter running time, these are the scripts to use. The production-tested adaptations are perfect for a variety of groups, including professional theaters using a 90-minute TYA (Theatre-For-Young-Audiences) contract, universities, high schools, and community theaters. Free from side-by-side translations or notes, the scripts are rehearsal ready. The most common comment from audiences who have viewed productions of these adaptations is: "What was cut? It seemed like that was the whole play." Romeo & Juliet is also available. Coming soon: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT. DIANE TIMMERMAN, a professional actor and director, is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Butler University where she has directed all five of her Shakespeare adaptations. Acting credits include roles at Chicago's Court Theatre, Dayton's Human Race Theatre Company, the Indiana Repertory and Phoenix Theatres of Indianapolis. Diane has appeared in numerous commercials and films, including The Package with Gene Hackman. read more
Excerpt from The Sources and Analogues of "a Midsummer-Night's Dream"Philostrate. The main (sentimental) plot of the four Lysander.... Lovers at the court of Theseus. Demetrius.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more