No Fear Shakespeare

Author: Spark Publishing
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
ISBN: 1411497465
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Drama

Using selected passages from the "No Fear Shakespeare" translations, offers an introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare and includes a brief biography, a portrait of life in sixteenth century England, and an overview of Shakespearian-eratheater.

Romeo and Juliet

Author: SparkNotes
Publisher: Spark Notes
ISBN: 1411498747
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A graphic novel adaptation of the play in which two children from warring families fall in love, with a tragic result.

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN: 0606362096
Release Date: 2003-04
Genre: Drama

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764120581
Release Date: 2002-05
Genre: Drama

Shakespeare's tragedy of the Moor whose love for Desdemona is destroyed by jealousy is presented in its original text on each left-hand page, with a modernized "translation" on the facing right-hand page. Also included are quizzes and discussion points that teachers can use in the classroom and include in tests.

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763659486
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Retells in graphic novel format Shakespeare's tragedy of two star-crossed youths who fall in love despite the tensions between their warring families.

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 141140100X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Study Aids

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN: 0883017687
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Romeo (Fictitious character)

Sexual Content in Young Adult Literature

Author: Bryan Gillis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442246881
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This volume examines adolescent sexuality and how it is represented in young adult literature. The authors show how sexual content in such books can contribute to a richer and more fulfilling reading experience for teens.

Teaching Literature to Adolescents

Author: Richard Beach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317486886
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This popular textbook introduces prospective and practicing English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms. It underscores the value of providing students with a range of different critical approaches and tools for interpreting texts and the need to organize literature instruction around topics and issues of interest to them. Throughout the textbook, readers are encouraged to raise and explore inquiry-based questions in response to authentic dilemmas and issues they face in the critical literature classroom. New in this edition, the text shows how these approaches to fostering responses to literature also work as rich tools to address the Common Core English Language Arts Standards. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear in working with pre-service teachers. Suggested pedagogical methods are modelled by inviting readers to interact with the book through critical-inquiry methods for responding to texts. Readers are engaged in considering authentic dilemmas and issues facing literature teachers through inquiry-based responses to authentic case narratives. A Companion Website [] provides resources and enrichment activities, inviting teachers to consider important issues in the context of their current or future classrooms.

Shakespeare Performance Studies

Author: W. B. Worthen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139993074
Release Date: 2014-06-26
Genre: Literary Criticism

Taking a 'performance studies' perspective on Shakespearean theatre, W. B. Worthen argues that the theatrical event represents less an inquiry into the presumed meanings of the text than an effort to frame performance as a vehicle of cultural critique. Using contemporary performances as test cases, Worthen explores the interfaces between the origins of Shakespeare's writing as literature and as theatre, the modes of engagement with Shakespeare's plays for readers and spectators, and the function of changing performance technologies on our knowledge of Shakespeare. This book not only provides the material for performance analysis, but places important contemporary Shakespeare productions in dialogue with three influential areas of critical discourse: texts and authorship, the function of character in cognitive theatre studies, and the representation of theatre and performing in the digital humanities. This book will be vital reading for scholars and advanced students of Shakespeare and of Performance Studies.

How to Get Your Screen Loving Kids to Read Books for Pleasure

Author: Kaye Newton
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781543924756
Release Date: 2018-01-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

One Saturday morning at breakfast, Kaye Newton listened to her fourteen- year-old daughter declare that she would rather vacuum pretzel crumbs from the family minivan, than read a book for pleasure. Newton recognized that while her three children were competent readers, they chose not to read during their free time. Her kids, ages ten, eleven, and fourteen, and many of their friends spent their days snapchatting, texting, and playing "important" Xbox matches. Since Newton is a booklover, this absence of reading bothered her. Research shows that reading is fundamental for success in school and the workplace, and it's also life-enhancing. But could a regular parent, who is not a teacher or librarian, lead her screen-loving kids to peruse books for pleasure? And could adolescents who claim "I'm just not a reader" as they settle in front of their favorite Netflix series, be transformed into readers? Could this metamorphizes possibly be enjoyable? The answer is Yes! After spending over a year testing reading advice, Newton shares what really works to get kids to read for fun. She includes practical guidance, lists of books that hook teens and preteens, and even describes how to make the required reading for school more enjoyable. A blend of memoir, research, and experimentation, How to get your Screen-Loving Kids to Read a Book for Pleasure enables parents, grandparents, and caregivers to successfully promote reading for fun.


Author: Daniel Fischlin
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442669376
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre: Drama

For Shakespeare and Shakespearean adaptation, the global digital media environment is a “brave new world” of opportunity and revolution. In OuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation, noted scholars of Shakespeare and new media consider the ways in which various media affect how we understand Shakespeare and his works. Daniel Fischlin and his collaborators explore a wide selection of adaptations that occupy the space between and across traditional genres – what artist Dick Higgins calls “intermedia” – ranging from adaptations that use social networking, cloud computing, and mobile devices to the many handicrafts branded and sold in connection with the Bard. With essays on YouTube and iTunes, as well as radio, television, and film, OuterSpeares is the first book to examine the full spectrum of past and present adaptations, and one that offers a unique perspective on the transcultural and transdisciplinary aspects of Shakespeare in the contemporary world.