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Twelfth Night (Teacher's Manual)
     

Twelfth Night (Teacher's Manual)

by Philip Page (Editor), Marilyn Petit (Editor), SHAKESPEAR
 

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This teacher’s manual is the companion text for one in a series of Picture This!Shakespeare editions, which combine the art form of the graphic novel with written passages taken directly from Shakespeare’s texts. The manual suggests topics for classroom discussion and advises on imaginative activities that fit the classroom environment and

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This teacher’s manual is the companion text for one in a series of Picture This!Shakespeare editions, which combine the art form of the graphic novel with written passages taken directly from Shakespeare’s texts. The manual suggests topics for classroom discussion and advises on imaginative activities that fit the classroom environment and coincide with the five acts of the play.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-These series titles aim to make the Bard's words accessible via free-prose adaptations. The formulaic retellings convey the plot lines of two popular comedies, but all evidence of his poetic genius is missing. Instead, modern slang expressions and/or cliches, such as Toby Belch's complaining of Olivia's "mooching around gloomy rooms" and Andrew's dancing "like a drunken flamingo," replace Shakespeare's more fluid language, trivializing his words. The characters are all included, introduced through pictures at the beginning of each volume, but all but the two main ones remain completely two-dimensional, and the relationships among them are unclear. This is particularly true in Much Ado, a complicated story with incidental characters whose purpose in the play is difficult to discern. For instance, Conrad and Borachio suddenly appear, but there is little sense as to why they are part of the plot against Claudio. The cartoon watercolor renderings, alternating between black-and-white and color, vary from quarter- to half-page in size and suggest the style used by animators. Thus, while they do reinforce the stories, there is a sameness among them, adding to the lack of character development. In fact the characters' images could be interchanged, even between plays, without much confusion. These books are no substitute either for the originals or even for Marchette Chute's classic Stories from Shakespeare (World, 1956; o.p.).-Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
This volume reprints the Bevington edition of the play along with relevant documents and illustrations, arranged by theme. The texts include facsimiles of period documents, maps, woodcuts, descriptions of the popular customs associated with the play, anti-theatrical tracts, royal proclamations concerning dress, texts on household economics, passages from a Puritan conduct book, excerpts from Ovid and Montaigne, a range of opinions about boy actors, and theories of laughter. The documents contextualize the audience for Shakespeare's play, some of his sources, and competing ideas about music, religion, laughter, and sex. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764131486
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Picture This! Shakespeare
Edition description:
Teacher's Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.21(d)

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