Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare

Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare

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by David Scott Kasten, Glenn Harrington
     
 

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“Sonnets are accessible as well as beautiful...paintings are well composed and richly colored.”—Booklist. “Dramatic paintings... provide the backdrop for Othello’s defense of Desdemona’s love for him...and Marc Antony’s funeral oration in Julius Caesar; a brief biography puts the author and his 27 selections inSee more details below

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“Sonnets are accessible as well as beautiful...paintings are well composed and richly colored.”—Booklist. “Dramatic paintings... provide the backdrop for Othello’s defense of Desdemona’s love for him...and Marc Antony’s funeral oration in Julius Caesar; a brief biography puts the author and his 27 selections in context.”—Publishers Weekly.

Editorial Reviews

What a fantastic idea—excerpts from Shakespeare's plays in a gorgeously illustrated book. This rich collection will make a handsome gift for just about anyone. Italics offer the context and background of each excerpt, and a glossary on each page makes it a bit easier to enjoy! An index is also included. Part of the "Poetry for Young People" series. 2000, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., $14.95. Ages 10 to 12. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-An exploration of Shakespeare as a poet. The book begins with a good biographical introduction to the Bard and his work. Three well-known sonnets, Hamlet's famous "To be, or not to be" soliloquy, as well as several well-known speeches from other plays are included. Some of the selections are not strong poetry and others may be off-putting to the intended audience. Each piece includes a brief glossary. There are often notes on the poetic function of the language, but this is not a book for the poetically fainthearted. A sophisticated, powerful oil painting accompanies each piece. Unfortunately, the full-page illustrations could have the effect of further alienating older students.-Cris Riedel, Ellis B. Hyde Elementary School, Dansville, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806943442
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Poetry for Young People Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
630,766
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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