Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults (Children's Literature and Culture Series)

Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults (Children's Literature and Culture Series)

by Naomi Miller
     
 

This is a collection of original essays about how Shakespeare and how his plays are increasingly being used as a means of furthering literacy, language arts, creative and dramatic learning for children in and out of the classroom. It is divided into three sections comprising essays by well-known children's book authors, literary scholars, and teachers, respectively,… See more details below

Overview

This is a collection of original essays about how Shakespeare and how his plays are increasingly being used as a means of furthering literacy, language arts, creative and dramatic learning for children in and out of the classroom. It is divided into three sections comprising essays by well-known children's book authors, literary scholars, and teachers, respectively, who approach the subject from a wide range of perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415938563
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Children's Literature and Culture Series, #25
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
"What's in a Name?": Collaborating with Shakespeare at the Millennium1
IBiography, Adaptation, and Fictionalization11
1In Love with Shakespeare13
2The Story Behind the Man Behind the Plays22
3Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!29
4"This is Young William": Shakespeare and the Cumulative Tale39
5"All the Colours of the Wind": Shakespeare and the Primary Student44
6Nutshells and Infinite Space: Stages of Adaptation56
7Puck's Gift67
8Shakespeare Speaks: Getting the Language Right74
9The Players, the Playmaker, and Us81
IIInterpretation and Critique87
10Staging Shakespeare's Children89
11Canning the Classic: Race and Ethnicity in the Lambs' Tales from Shakespeare98
12Alice Reads Shakespeare: Charles Dodgson and the Girl's Shakespeare Project107
13Strutting and Fretting on the Page: Representing Shakespeare's Theater in Illustrated Books120
14Mediating the Supernatural in Adaptations of Shakespeare for Children: Three Unique Productions through Text and Illustration129
15"The Play's the Thing": Genre and Adaptations of Shakespeare for Children138
16Promoting the Original: Perspectives on Balancing Authenticity and Creativity in Adaptations of The Tempest147
17First One I and Then the Other: Identity and Intertexuality in Shakespeare's Caliban and Covington's Lizard153
18Harry Potter and the Shakespearean Allusion162
19Playing with Shakespeare: Making Worlds from Words171
20Descending Shakespeare: Toward a Theory of Adaptation for Children180
IIIPedagogy and Performance191
21The Bard for Babies: Shakespeare, Bettelheim, and the Reggio Emilia Model of Early Childhood Education193
22Visions of Shakespeare in a Montessori Classroom201
23Shakespeare Steps Out: The Primacy of Language in Inner-City Classrooms207
24"Your Play Needs No Excuse": Shakespeare and Language Development in Children217
25Players, Playgrounds, and Grounds for Play: Play v. Theater v. Realism in a Touring Children's Version of King Lear231
26Presenting Shakespeare's Life and Times for Young People: An Outline Using Midsummer Night's Dream and Susan Cooper's King of Shadows239
27Understanding Texts and Contexts: Teaching Shakespeare to Future High School Teachers252
28Redistributing the Riches: Shakespearean Adaptation in Moss Gown and Mama Day260
29Learning by Playing: Performance Games and the Teaching of Shakespeare269
30Reimagining Shakespeare through Film279
31Performing Pedagogy289
Bibliography298
Contributors305
Permissions311
Index312

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