Easy Reading Shakespeare, Vol. 1

By Richard Cuddington
June 2005
Book Guild
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781857769111
258 pages, Illustrated
$33.50 Hardcover

ISBN: 9781846241512
$21.95 Paperback

In these highly entertaining verses the author takes the plots of ten of Shakespeare's most popular plays and presents them with clarity, humour and a modern directness.

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 Merchant of Venice
Much Ado About Nothing
The Tempest
Hamlet, Prince of Darkness
Twelfth Night
Romeo and Juliet
Othello, The Moor of Venice
King Lear
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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