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.

Cymbeline in Plain and Simple English a Modern Translation and the Original Version

Author: Shakespeare William
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 9781621073178
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Drama

Romeo and Juliet may be Shakespeare's most known romance, but Cymbeline is home of his most matures...if you can understand it. Let BookCaps help with this modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of Cymbeline. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Merry Wives of Windsor in Plain and Simple English a Modern Translation and the Original Version

Author:
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 9781621072966
Release Date: 2012-07-02
Genre: Drama

You've probably heard of Sir John Falstaff--but you don't really quite know him until you see him comedically in Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor." He's a real comedian...that is if you can understand what he's talking about! If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of The Merry Wives of Windsor. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Titus Andronicus in Plain and Simple English a Modern Translation and the Original Version

Author:
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 9781621073093
Release Date: 2012-07-18
Genre: Drama

Violent! Bloody! Revenge! It's not Quentin Tarantino--it's Shakespeare! And Titus Andronicus is perhaps one of the greatest revenge plays he ever wrote. Revenge is sweet--when you can understand it! Let BookCaps help with this modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of Titus Andronicus. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

This Rough Magic

Author: Mary Stewart
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060747473
Release Date: 2004-11-30
Genre: Fiction

A fledgling actress vacationing in Corfu, Lucy Waring witnesses the murder of one of England's theater luminaries and becomes embroiled in a dangerous offstage drama. Reprint.

The Tempest In Plain and Simple English A Modern Translation

Author: BookCaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 9781621072003
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Drama

The Tempest is a short play...and a confusing one. There is no one single central plot (there are three main plots that alternate throughout the story). Long story short: it's easy to get lost! And the Shakespearean language doesn't help. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of The Tempest. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

This Thing Of Darkness

Author: Harry Thompson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780755376056
Release Date: 2010-03-04
Genre: Fiction

In 1831 Charles Darwin set off in HMS Beagle under the command of Captain Robert Fitzroy on a voyage that would change the world. Tory aristocrat Fitzroy was a staunch Christian who believed in the sanctity of the individual in a world created by God. Darwin, the liberal natural historian destined for the church, went on to develop a theory of evolution that would cast doubt on the truth of the Bible and the descent of man. The staunch friendship forged during their epic expeditions on land and sea turned into bitter enmity as Darwin's theories threatened to destroy everything Fitzroy stood for . . .

The tempest

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: PSU:000016226036
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Drama

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of The Tempest on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA complete list of characters with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentary

Shakespeare and Youth Culture

Author: J. Hulbert
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230105249
Release Date: 2009-12-14
Genre: Performing Arts

This book explores the appropriation of Shakespeare by youth culture and the expropriation of youth culture in the manufacture and marketing of 'Shakespeare'. Considering the reduction, translation and referencing of the plays and the man, the volume examines the confluence between Shakepop and rock, rap, graphic novels, teen films and pop psychology.

OuterSpeares

Author: Daniel Fischlin
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442615939
Release Date: 2014-10-08
Genre: Drama

For Shakespeare and Shakespearean adaptation, the global digital media environment is a “brave new world” of opportunity and revolution. InOuterSpeares: 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.

Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous

Author: Herb Parker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351816441
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Performing Arts

Performing the work of William Shakespeare can be daunting to new actors. Author Herb Parker posits that his work is played easier if actors think of the plays as happening out of outrageous situations, and remember just how non-realistic and presentational Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be performed. The plays are driven by language and the spoken word, and the themes and plots are absolutely out of the ordinary and fantastic—the very definition of outrageous. With exercises, improvisations, and coaching points, Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous! helps actors use the words Shakespeare wrote as a tool to perform him, and to create exciting and moving performances.

The Shakespeare User

Author: Valerie M. Fazel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319610153
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Literary Criticism

This innovative collection explores uses of Shakespeare in a wide variety of 21st century contexts, including business manuals, non-literary scholarship, database aggregation, social media, gaming, and creative criticism. Essays in this volume demonstrate that users’ critical and creative uses of the dramatist’s works position contemporary issues of race, power, identity, and authority in new networks that redefine Shakespeare and reconceptualize the ways in which he is processed in both scholarly and popular culture. While The Shakespeare User contributes to the burgeoning corpus of critical works on digital and Internet Shakespeares, this volume looks beyond the study of Shakespeare artifacts to the system of use and users that constitute the Shakespeare network. This reticular understanding of Shakespeare use expands scholarly forays into non-academic practices, digital discourse communities, and creative critical works manifest via YouTube, Twitter, blogs, databases, websites, and popular fiction.

Shakespeare for Young People

Author: Abigail Rokison-Woodall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441175298
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.