Shakespeare for Young People

Shakespeare for Young People

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The search to find engaging and inspiring ways to introduce children and young adults to Shakespeare has resulted in a wide variety of approaches to producing and adapting Shakespeare's plays and the stories and characters at their heart. This book explores the range of productions, versions, and adaptations of Shakespeare aimed particularly at children or young people. It is the only comprehensive overview of its kind, engaging with a range of genres - drama, prose narrative, television and film - and including both British and international examples. Abigail Rokison covers stage and screen productions, shortened versions, prose narratives and picture books (including Manga), animations and original novels, plays and films rewriting Shakespeare. The book combines an informative guide to the productions and adaptations discussed with critical analysis of their relative strengths. It also has a practical focus including quotes from directors, actors, writers, teachers and young people who worked on or experienced the projects discussed.In the case of a#39;Charactera#39; study in Macbeth, for example, the a#39;Talking Pointsa#39; section provides a number of questions ... to test their knowledge ofthe play and a series of suggested essay topics and study questions with suggested answers.

Title:Shakespeare for Young People
Author:Abigail Rokison
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-01-01


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