Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare

Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare

by David Scott Kasten, Glenn Harrington
     
 

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Here are the most treasured works in all of literature: William Shakespeare's timeless plays. This handsome collectible volume contains the complete, unabridged versions of all of Shakespeare's tragedies, including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Othello.See more details below

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Here are the most treasured works in all of literature: William Shakespeare's timeless plays. This handsome collectible volume contains the complete, unabridged versions of all of Shakespeare's tragedies, including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Othello.

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:
9781402754784
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Poetry for Young People Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
624,390
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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