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The Old School House Magazine
“This book does an excellent job of making Shakespeare come alive for young people and successfully conveys the timelessness of Shakespeare's plays.” Read the complete review online.
“Continually connects Shakespeare's themes, plots, and characters to the present day, demonstrating the relevance of Shakespeare with subtlety and flair.” Read the complete review online.
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Detailed Book Description
Shakespeare didn't write zombie flicks, but without the play Romeo and Juliet, the movie Warm Bodies would never have been made! In Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World, readers explore the language and themes of five Shakespeare plays and discover their reach in today's books, music, and movies.
- Equips readers with critical reading skills that extend beyond the boundaries of Shakespeare's work.
- Shows a pattern of literature being built on a foundation of historical texts.
- Activities encourage the development of comparing and contrasting, looking for detailed evidence, making deductions, and applying critical analysis to a wide variety of media.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Shakespeare Past and Present
Romeo and Juliet
The Romeos and Juliets of Today
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Hamlets of Today
Twelfth Night Today
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Midsummer Night Magic of Today