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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415938562

ISBN-13: 9780415938563

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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,

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

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