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Can anyone recommend a "Stories from Shakespeare" book please?

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Cadelaide Thu 02-Jul-09 10:18:45

DCs are 8 and 10. smile

LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 02-Jul-09 10:28:23

I haven't read Geraldine McCaughrean's version but she is normally very reliable.

Cadelaide Thu 02-Jul-09 10:34:57

thanks, I think I'll go for that one smile

JeffVadar Thu 02-Jul-09 10:35:16

Leon Garfield did a couple I think - with lovely illustrations by Michael Foreman.

Cadelaide Thu 02-Jul-09 10:53:39

Ah, right, back to amazon.......

Cadelaide Thu 02-Jul-09 10:55:09

Hmmm, think I'm going to have to go for both!

misshardbroom Wed 22-Jul-09 11:37:42

Red House have an offer at the moment for a full set. Not sure what sort of reading age though.

librarymice Wed 22-Jul-09 16:03:57

My favourites remain Marcia Williams' versions. The format is similar to a comic but with beautiful illustrations. I use them in secondary school for those who find it hard to access the original text.

Goblinchild Wed 22-Jul-09 16:46:33

Leon Garfield.
Have you considered 'The Animated Shakespeare' on DVD? Short, around 20/25 mins long but using an abridged original text.

shigella92 Thu 23-Jul-09 15:28:41

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monkeyfeathers Fri 24-Jul-09 14:49:03

There's a British publishing house that does a 'Manga Shakespeare' line. It's basically the (abridged) plays adapted as comic books. I'm not sure what plays have been adapted so far though.

Goblinchild Fri 24-Jul-09 14:53:50

Do you mean Salariya books?
I know they've done Julius Caesar and Macbeth as affordable graphic novels. Good footnotes and extra info as well.

mollyroger Fri 24-Jul-09 15:03:41

this is the range i bought for my 2 boys who were 7 and 10

monkeyfeathers Fri 24-Jul-09 16:12:52

I mean the Manga Shakespeare books published by Self Made Hero. It looks like they've done quite a few.

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