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  • Item #: 014628
    ISBN: 9781557086693
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    This reproducible workbook is an excellent tool for introducing your students to one of the greatest writers of all time. Students will gain insights into Shakespeare's life and work such as the influence of the Elizabethan age on his writing, his usage of language, his best-known dramas and sonnets, common Shakespearean themes, and his performances at the Globe Theatre. The first six pages of the book give background information on the era that Shakespeare wrote in and then quizzes students on the information using short-answer questions, true or false exercises, a crossword puzzle, and more. The majority of the worksheets then cover Shakespeare's most popular works, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, The Tempest, Sonnet 18, and Sonnet 29. A wide variety of activities (matching, short-answer, completing puzzles, and writing ads, letters, and scripts) encourages students to focus on plot, characters, themes, and language. A few worksheets are provided for each of the plays mentioned. The plays are not included in the workbook, but students will have to read them to be able to answer all the questions thoroughly. This is a great workbook to help teachers evaluate how well students understand Shakespeare. An answer key is included. 28 pages, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 031619
    ISBN: 9781853268953
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    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry, and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth, as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It with their magical combination of humor, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume is a reprint of the highly regarded Shakespeare Head Press edition, and it presents all the plays in the chronological order - as far as may be ascertained - in which they were written. It also includes Shakespeare's sonnets and his longer poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucree. A Wordsworth Classic.

  • Item #: 019899
    ISBN: 9780553212921
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    Upon seeing the ghost of his recently deceased father, Prince Hamlet is told by the spectral figure that he was murdered by his brother Claudius. At his father's request, the young Prince of Denmark dedicates his life to avenging his father's murder. His indecision and his madness - feigned or real - result in his tragic downfall. Filled with belligerent confrontations and poignant soliloquies, Hamlet provides all the elements of a classic Shakespearean tragedy. Paperback, 122 pages. A Pelican Shakespeare Edition is also available, which is slightly edited with an extensive (50 page) introduction by A.R. Braunmuller. Notes describing unfamiliar terms are included beneath the text, and the actual play is presented in 148 pages, softcover.
  • Item #: 000652
    ISBN: 9781853261404
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    Features occasional black/white illustrations by Arthur Rackham and is 278 pbs, pb.

  • Item #: 016186
    ISBN: 9781910706077
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    Shakespeare can be a tough read, but when you can see the characters with all of their emotions and the actions, it starts to make a lot more sense for the reader. Including only the most relevant scenes, this 5-in-1 Shakespeare collection does an amazing job of visually demonstrating some of his most popular plays. The dialogue is in the original voice with a modern version as a footnote and sometimes in the graphic panel itself. I found myself completely ignoring the translation because the images were so dramatic and engaging! It doesn't look like a modern comic book. The colors are subdued and there are no super powers. The 5 plays include: Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. 191pp, 8" x 11" pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 058455
    ISBN: 9780897334853
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    A classic retelling of major Shakespearean plays. Although to author Edith Nesbit (author of Railway Children and Five Children and It), the stories are the “least part of Shakespeare,” she wrote this volume to introduce Shakespeare to her own children. Eleven plays are rewritten in an appealing and understandable manner in about 10 pages or less each: The Winter’s Tale; Romeo & Juliet; The Tempest; A Midsummer’s Night Dream; King Lear; Cymbeline; The Taming of the Shrew; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; As You Like It; and Pericles. The stories are a lovely blend of Nesbit’s voice and also maintaining the Shakespearean tone and feel. For example, Petruchio greets Kate with, “Good-morrow, Kate,” and tells her he must marry her. She responds by yelling and saying, Nesbit retorts, “some extremely disagreeable things to him, and, I am sorry to say, ended by boxing his ears.” Plays chosen are more “kid friendly” and difficult-for-kids passages are presented discretely and matter-of-factly without aggrandizing them. 6” x 9”, 117 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 002445
    ISBN: 9780553213010
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    This edition is referred to as the most student-friendly Shakespeare on the market. It includes comprehensive explanatory notes placed on pages facing the text of the play; vivid introductions; and clear, modernized spelling and punctuation; enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English. 240 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 055916
    ISBN: 9781586638528
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  • Item #: 003585
    ISBN: 9780825138584
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    Here's all the material you need for teaching Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest. It all begins with brief biographical information about Shakespeare and a look at Shakespeare's London. For each play, there are act-by-act summaries (by scene), followed by lessons on the characters, themes, and Shakespeare's language, along with a quiz for each act. After working through the play, there's a final test and a good selection of supplementary activities. Some of these are short and simple, others are full-blown projects; some are research-oriented, others will appeal to the artist. Updated and revised teacher notes focus on historical background and fascinating language facts. Reproducible, answers included.

  • Item #: 008840
    ISBN: 9780198393344
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  • Item #: 019906
    ISBN: 9780486275574
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    When Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time, it is love at first sight. Distraught when they discover they are from feuding families, they nevertheless decide to marry in secrecy. When a series of misunderstandings ensue, Romeo and Juliet ultimately fall victim to an unfortunate fate. Arguably one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Paperback, 92 pages. ~ Enh
  • Item #: 027912
    ISBN: 9780794529970
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     Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the Bard’s stories featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Life and Times of William Shakespeare (an illustrated biography, list of plays and Quicklinks website suggestions). 415 pgs, hb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 023321
    ISBN: 9780486447629
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    Author Edith Nesbit brings twelve classic Shakespeare stories to young readers as she adapts complicated language and tales into easy to read short stories. Each story contains the same main events and lessons along with some of the original wording, yet all are charmingly transformed into short stories that are readable and appealing to children. Stories included Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Pericles, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Winter's Tale.

  • Item #: 019898
    ISBN: 9780486272788
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    No frills edition, 122 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 038327
    ISBN: 9780448439044
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  • Item #: 025889
    ISBN: 9780812036381
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  • Item #: 067873
    ISBN: 9781599151731
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  • Item #: 004787
    ISBN: 9780883880081
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    Scenes from Shakespeare's plays are described visually, but they are left ready to be colored. The pictures were done by a number of artists and illustrators who lived in the last couple hundred years.

  • Item #: 025893
    ISBN: 9780812035711
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  • Item #: 025898
    ISBN: 9780812036046
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  • Item #: 067732
    ISBN: 9780192737502
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  • Item #: 046358
    ISBN: 9780141321684
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    346 pgs, no illustrations.

  • Item #: 020138
    ISBN: 9781465402264
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    I love Shakespeare, so I know how amazing this handbook really is. It includes full commentaries with plot summaries on all 39 plays, a survey of both stage and movie adaptations of each play, and an introduction to Shakespeare's sonnets and narrative poetry. With clear, non-academic text, amazing illustrations, historic and contemporary photographs, and graphic icons for organization, this book is great for students, teachers, theater-goers, or people like me who just want to learn about one of the world's greatest playwrights. The first section of the book gives biographical, cultural, historical, literary, and cultural reference to the life and times of William Shakespeare. Antique sketches, reproductions of paintings, and contemporary photographs illustrate what was happening in the world during Shakespeare's time, and the text follows his life, giving concrete proof of events whenever possible. Timelines throughout this section label world and national events, as well as personal events in Shakespeare's life. The handbook then presents the plays, organized by genre and then by the approximate date of their composition. A genre overview is given before each type of play (history, comedy, tragedy, and romance), with a detailed discussion of each genre as a whole and exploration of the overlap between genres. Each play is then discussed in great detail over a number of pages, which are divided into distinct sections. An introduction looks at Shakespeare's inspiration for the play, its probable first performance, early production history, and the background story to the plot. Then, a page lists every character in the play, giving short descriptions of their role and the number of lines they speak. Role profile boxes highlight one or two of the most important roles within each play. A plot summary is then given, with specific points within the story highlighted. Next, a very useful section looks at approaching the play as a text and points out aspects of the language or plot that are known to cause frustration to first time readers. An overview of the play's performance history is also given. It discusses the issues surrounding performing the play on stage, from characterization to set design and visual effects. Famous actors who have performed the plays are included in this section, along with photos from both stage productions and movies based on the plays. The most frequently performed plays feature an additional page which looks at the play's wider cultural significance. A small section then introduces Shakespeare's sonnets and narrative poetry with the same detailed text and stunning illustrations as the rest of the book. With fully-illustrated pages, engaging text, actual lines from the plays throughout, and a format that provides easy, at-a-glance reference, this handbook is a must-have for Shakespeare students and enthusiasts. 480 pgs, durable pb.

  • Item #: 008854
    ISBN: 9780198392231
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  • Item #: 025892
    ISBN: 9780812036374
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  • Item #: 025891
    ISBN: 9780812035735
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  • Item #: 028031
    ISBN: 9780142300664
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    In this sequel to The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood, the orphan Widge is now an actor with Shakespeare's acting troupe. When an outbreak of the Black Plague closes the Globe Theatre, the whole company sets off on a tour of England. A mysterious man appears who claims to know something about Widge's father, which, along with the deadly plague, threatens to tear apart Widge's life of friends, love, and acting. 266 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 011990
    ISBN: 9780141305950
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    Widge, a poor orphan, is commanded by his frightening master to watch Shakespeare's Hamlet and write down the entire play word for word. Widge works himself into the theatre where Shakespeare's cast rehearses and performs, and is taken in by the actors, who treat him as one of their own. As he secretly copies the lines, he begins to wonder if pleasing his master is worth betraying his new friends. See how Widge discovers such things as friendship, family, and home while getting an inside look of the Shakespearean era. 216 pgs. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 037091
    ISBN: 9781402754784
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  • Item #: 008845
    ISBN: 9780198320333
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