Shakespeare Well-Versed: A Rhyming Guide to All His Playsby James Muirden, David Eccles (Illustrator), James Eccles (Illustrator)
In Shakespeare Well-Versed James Muirden captures the essence of each of the bard's plays in quick-witted, rhyming verse. These clever synopses--with varied rhyme schemes--bring to life the high points and high jinks of all of Shakespeare's plays. Here the best-loved scenes and charactersRomeo and Juliet's impassioned balcony rendezvous, Henry V's speech before the Battle of Agincourt, Hamlet's melancholy soliloquy, the three witches meddling in Macbeth--are given fresh perspective by Muirden's charming, insightful interpretations.
Whether you are a lifelong devotee of Shakespeare or one who hasn't read his work since high school, you will be delighted by Muirden's verse and by David Eccles's wickedly clever illustrations that are featured throughout the book. Shakespeare Well-Versed is a smart and entertaining companion to Shakespeare's plays.
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Meet the Author
James Muirden is the author of A Rhyming History of Britain. He lives in Devon, England, with his wife and two children.
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I read the verse on Pericles, Prince of Tyre on the way to see the play which has been adapted and directed by Mark Wing-Davey. This verse made the happenings and the settings of the play so much more understandable to my wife and me. I recommend buying the book and referring to the nook before attending any of Shakespeare's plays.
This is a lot of fun to read and very funny. tells the stories in rhyme and laughter. Lots of fun if you are a Shakespeare fan and a quick read.