Shakespeare Well-Versed: A Rhyming Guide to All His Plays

Shakespeare Well-Versed: A Rhyming Guide to All His Plays

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by James Muirden, David Eccles
     
 

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In Shakespeare Well-Versed, James Muirden captures the essence of each of the bards 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 Shakespeares plays. Here the best-loved scenes and characters-Romeo and Juliets impassioned balcony rendezvous, Henry Vs speech…  See more details below

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In Shakespeare Well-Versed, James Muirden captures the essence of each of the bards 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 Shakespeares plays. Here the best-loved scenes and characters-Romeo and Juliets impassioned balcony rendezvous, Henry Vs speech before the Battle of Agincourt, Hamlets melancholy soliloquy, the three witches meddling in Macbeth--are given fresh perspective by Muirdens charming, insightful interpretations.

Whether you are a lifelong devotee of Shakespeare or one who hasnt read his work since high school, you will be delighted by Muirdens verse and by David Eccless wickedly clever illustrations that are featured throughout the book. Shakespeare Well-Versed is a smart and entertaining companion to Shakespeares plays.

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“A perfect little gift for any fan of Shakespeare with a sense of humor.” —Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802719331
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Series:
Wooden Books
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
11 MB
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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.

James Muirden is the author of A Rhyming History of Britain. He lives in Devon, England, with his wife and two children.
David Eccles is the illustrator for the book Shakespeare Well Versed

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Shakespeare Well-Versed: A Rhyming Guide to All His Plays 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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MoragaNookFan More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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