Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults

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Routledge, 2003 - 329 páginas
This original volume explores the myriad ways in which Shakespeare and his plays have been reimagined for young audiences. Addressing a wide range of adaptations, from picture books and novels to board games and films, the essays consider how this explosion of interest affects literature and literacy, pedagogy and performance, and Shakespeare's legacy at the millennium. Editor Naomi J. Miller has assembled a host of contributors who approach the subject from three distinct perspectives. In the first section, well-known children's book authors, including Marcia Williams, Bruce Coville, and Gary Blackwood, offer unique insights into the creative process of reimagining Shakespeare for young readers. Scholars and critics proceed in the following section with an investigation of the various adaptations used to encourage appreciation for Shakespeare among today's young audiences. The volume concludes with essays by teachers who share strategies for bringing Shakespeare vividly to life --

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