Easy Reading Shakespeare, Vol. 2

By Richard Cuddington
March 2006
Book Guild
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781846240003
411 pages, Illustrated
$36.50 Hardcover

ISBN: 9781846242892
$23.95 Paperback

This work attempts to break down the barriers to the Bard. Following the success of "Easy Reading Shakespeare: The Bard in Bite-Size Verse", Richard Cuddington's eagerly awaited second volume of Shakespeare's plays in bite-size verse is finally here. Written in the same accessible style as Volume I, Cuddington adds a further eleven plays to his catalogue. By making his language simple and direct the author has found a way for everyone to enjoy Shakespeare and this book is especially perfect for children who are starting to read Shakespeare. He concentrates on the narrative essence of each play, teasing out the basic plot-line from the complex web of Elizabethan politics, classical allusion and archaic language, which can become a barrier to the enjoyment of these masterpieces so that readers can enjoy what makes Shakespeare so wonderful - the stories!


The Taming of the Shrew
Measure for Measure
Julius Caesar
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
Henry the Fourth - Parts I and II
Henry the Fifth
The Winter's Tale
Richard the Third
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
All's Well That Ends Well

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