Tales from Shakespeare

Author: Charles Lamb,Mary Lamb

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261404

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Includes Shakespeare's best-loved tales, comic and tragic, rewritten for a younger audience. This title contains the delightful pen-and-ink drawings of Arthur Rackham.

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

Author: Angela McAllister

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 1786031140

Category:

Page: 128

View: 4073

Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare. Featuring much-loved classics such as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello, each story is rewritten in a comprehensive way that is accessible for children and stunningly illustrated by collage artist Alice Lindstrom. This lavish follow-up to A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories is the perfect gift for book lovers young and old.

THE MAGIC CITY (Illustrated Edition)

Children's Fantasy Classic

Author: Edith Nesbit

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027221447

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 145

View: 3593

After Philip's older sister and sole family member Helen marries, he goes off to live with his new step sister Lucy. He has trouble adjusting at first, thrown into a world different from his previous life and abandoned by his sister while she is on her honeymoon. To entertain himself he builds a giant model city from things around the house: game pieces, books, blocks, bowls, etc. Then through some magic he finds himself inside the city, and it is alive with the people he has populated it with. Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was the author of world famous books for children - the tales of fantastical adventures, journeys back in time and travel to magical worlds.

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare (Webster's French Thesaurus Edition)

Author: E. Nesbit

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780497962401

Category:

Page: 214

View: 5386

Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-French thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by E. Nesbit was edited for three audiences. The first includes French-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or French speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in French in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's French Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in French or English.TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved.Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the readerdecipher a words meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a dif

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Propeller Shakespeare)

Author: William Shakespeare,Roger Warren

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436746

Category: Drama

Page: 87

View: 3263

One of Shakespeare’s most original and eloquent plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream brilliantly interweaves four contrasting groups of characters to present a many-sided view of love in all its aspects: its joys and sadness, its idealism and selfishness, its physical and spiritual elements. This performing edition was prepared for Propeller’s all-male company of twelve actors, at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, and toured the West End in 2003. Propeller’s markedly contemporary approach to Shakespeare brought great success for Rose Rage, their version of the Henry VI plays, whichwon the TMA/Barclays Theatre Award for the best touring production of 2001.

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986509510

Category:

Page: 176

View: 2465

'Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare' is a collection edited by Edith Nesbit. There are twenty of Shakespeare's plays and a brief biography all told in a manner that is understandable, and enjoyable to children. This book is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work and will open many literary doors for your child!

Complete Shakespeare

Author: Anna MILBOURNE

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409598770

Category:

Page: 544

View: 7494

Discover or rediscover the fantastic stories from Shakespeare plays with this complete book! In this beautifully-illustrated book you will find the thirty-seven plays that Shakespeare wrote, retold for children from 8 to 88! You will be pleased with re-reading the all-time favorites (Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream or Hamlet) but also with discovering the less well-known stories.

Venus and Adonis

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465587829

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7495

I know not how I shall offend in dedicating my unpolished lines to your lordship, nor how the world will censure me for choosing so strong a prop to support so weak a burthen: only, if your honour seem but pleased, I account myself highly praised, and vow to take advantage of all idle hours, till I have honoured you with some graver labour. But if the first heir of my invention prove deformed, I shall be sorry it had so noble a godfather, and never after ear so barren a land, for fear it yield me still so bad a harvest. I leave it to your honourable survey, and your honour to your heart's content; which I wish may always answer your own wish and the world's hopeful expectation.

The Story of the Amulet

Author: E. Nesbit

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775452247

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 279

View: 7716

The final novel in the beloved series about the adventure-seeking Bastable children, The Story of the Amulet follows the group as they are sent away to live at a boarding house while their parents are abroad. There, the children discover a mysterious charm that enables them to travel back in history. This magical tale will delight readers young and old alike.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Author: Edith Nesbit

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421824213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 188

View: 2983

This is the story of the different ways we looked for treasure, and I think when you have read it you will see that we were not lazy about the looking. There are some things I must tell before I begin to tell about the treasure-seeking, because I hav

Trial and Triumph

Stories from Church History

Author: Richard M. Hannula

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 1885767544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 295

View: 1808

"[Presents brief biographies of various Christian men and women who helped to shape the Christian faith and church throughout history. Written for ages seven and up]"--Provided by publisher.

The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1988297451

Category:

Page: 122

View: 2038

Turmoil hits the Roman Empire when its current emperor dies and his two sons Saturninus and Bassianus start to fight over the throne. As a matter of the dead emperor's apparent wishes, his brother Titus is offered the throne but he refuses and lets Saturninus take the coveted seat. After coming to power, the new emperor desires his brothers betrothed as his wife and Titus agrees but ends up killing one of his own children when disagreements occur as to who is in the right. The sons of Titus then plot to rape their own sister so that such a thing will not happen and Titus, her father, will be forced to take the situation into his own hands but ends up going to further extremes.

The Seven Basic Plots

Why We Tell Stories

Author: Christopher Booker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826452092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 728

View: 7725

"This book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales, via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling." "But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved