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Shakespeare stories II

Author: Leon Garfield; Michael Foreman
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In this magnificent companion volume to Shakespeare Stories, superbly illustrated by Michael Foreman, Leon Garfield presents in narrative form another nine of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. Skillfully, the author conveys the plots, characters, settings and moods of the original works, and reveals their unique theatrical impact for today's reader. While he has refashioned the dramas as stories, Garfield has retained
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Garfield; Michael Foreman
ISBN: 0395708931 9780395708934 0395891094 9780395891094
OCLC Number: 30318702
Description: 284 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Much ado about nothing --
Julius Caesar --
Antony and Cleopatra --
Measure for measure --
As you like it --
Cymbeline --
King Richard the Third --
The comedy of errors --
The winter's tale.
Responsibility: Leon Garfield ; illustrated by Michael Foreman.
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In this magnificent companion volume to Shakespeare Stories, superbly illustrated by Michael Foreman, Leon Garfield presents in narrative form another nine of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. Skillfully, the author conveys the plots, characters, settings and moods of the original works, and reveals their unique theatrical impact for today's reader. While he has refashioned the dramas as stories, Garfield has retained much of Shakespeare's own language, so that his tellings remain true to the essential spirit of the plays themselves. From the light romance and comedy of Much Ado About Nothing to the dark political drama of Richard III, all of the flavor and tone of the plays is evoked in these clever retellings, accompanied by stunning paintings which complement and reinforce the text. By turns playful, stirring, gentle and stark, Michael Foreman's color and black-and-white illustrations provide a wonderfully rich visual interpretation of the many-faceted masterworks.

Together, Leon Garfield and Michael Foreman have produced a literary and illustrative tour de force that pays homage to the world's most celebrated playwright.

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