The Tempest (Shakespeare Made Easy Series)

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This wonderful presentation of Shakespeare's The Tempest features the play's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. This invaluable teaching-study guide also includes:
  • Helpful background information that puts the play in its historical perspective
  • Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and ...
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Overview


This wonderful presentation of Shakespeare's The Tempest features the play's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. This invaluable teaching-study guide also includes:
  • Helpful background information that puts the play in its historical perspective
  • Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and which students can use as springboards for their own themes and term papers
  • Fact quizzes, sample examinations, and other features that improve student comprehension of what the play is about

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Prospero-like in their artistry, Spirin's dazzling watercolors dominate this retelling of Shakespeare's final play. Shaped like altar panels fit for a Renaissance church or palace, the illustrations are romantic, regal and magical, richly interpreting the play's themes of betrayal, revenge and all-conquering love. A wispy ethereal air pervades island scenes, beautifully suggesting the atmosphere of enchantment, while Antonio and the King of Naples are pictured in brocade and velvet, the stench of power upon them. The other characters, too, are both otherworldly and very much flesh and blood. Especially well rendered is the monster Caliban, shown here as part man, part beast, part mythical creature, a sense of evil glee lighting his features. While this prose adaptation does not, of course, retain the full magic of the Bard's work, Beneduce nonetheless provides an intelligent, gripping story. Several passages from Shakespeare introduced at key points give a taste of the original. Symbols and small pictures integrated into the text further enhance the lavish presentation. All ages. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812036039
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1985
  • Series: Shakespeare Made Easy Series
  • Edition description: 1ST U.S. E
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 132,583
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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