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Remembering Shakespeare (Poetry for Young People)

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"To be or not to be." "My kingdom for a horse." "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day." How is it that Shakespeare is so well remembered? In this richly illustrated book, David Scott Kastan and Kathryn James explore Yale University's extraordinary collection of works by or relating to William Shakespeare. They chart the winding course by which the playwright has been rem ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Beinecke Rare Book Library (first published 2000)
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(NS) Brea M
Nov 16, 2009 (NS) Brea M rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This anthology of William Shakespeare includes three sonnets and twenty-four excerpts from his plays. Some of the famous plays include Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Romeo and Juliet. Many other not as famous plays are included as well, such as King Lear and As You Like It. Each poem is adapted for readers by giving a brief summary before the poem. Summaries usually include the character’s feelings about the events at hand. For the play excerpts, the summaries also give background as to what has ha ...more
Rachelle Smith
Dec 17, 2015 Rachelle Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is good for young adults, middle school or higher and actually adults too. Shakespeare's language isn't easy to interpret. this book gives a diverse array of snippets from his works. giving definitions of lesser known words or phrases on the side. I could see teaching kids some poetry from these small selections.

it was a quick read, I can now appreciate his writing a little more since it's in a smaller for that isn't over welding for me to read. I also would like to note the small sum
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Gen
Sep 28, 2012 Gen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't fully understood almost every Shakespeare line I have read...that is, until now. After reading each sonnet and soliloquy in this book, I have a better understanding of Shakespeare's art. I believe that this Poetry for Young People book will be a great guide for older children/teenagers who are just beginning to learn about the famous William Shakespeare. There is a great selection of poems and plays inside. The stories themselves have been shortened so they are easier to read and compr ...more
Jared Lindland
Jun 02, 2016 Jared Lindland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book a lot because it has many poems in it, it adds a nice variety. I also liked this book because it was a nice short read but it had a lot of reading and kinda made it fun to read because of the change every page. Finally, I would Definetly recommend this book to a person of any age and make sure you read it because it is just a great book in all.
Lindsey
Dec 18, 2015 Lindsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This compilation of poetry of Shakespeare is age appropriate and shows some of Shakespeare's best and well-known work. This book also contains paintings that illustrate some of the poetry. This book would be a good introduction to Shakespeare and may serve to get children and young people interested in the Bard. It could be used for instruction on poetry, as well as insight into Elizabethan times.
Amanda
Sep 25, 2012 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed that this book had a little intro on Shakespeare himself so you have some background information on him before you start to read the poems. Shakespeare is so complicated that i think its difficult to put in a way that kids will actually comprehend. I think this would be useful to middle schoolers or kids in high school. This put into better terams and easier way to understand what Shakespeare was trying to convey. It shortens the stories so their easier to read and less overwhelming. L ...more
Jaycen
Feb 22, 2015 Jaycen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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JJ did not realize how many expressions in speech and TV/film are based on quotes from Shakespeare. This was a really good book with brief quotes, easy to incorporate into bedtime reading time.
Cherry
Oct 16, 2012 Cherry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of William Shakespeare's work and i'm glad this book was compiled with his poems and short versions of his plays. I think this would be great for younger people to read, because a whole play like Romeo and Juliet would probably overwhelm them. The vocabulary is quite hard to understand, so the book includes definitions on the bottom. Instead of studying a whole book for one play, they can look go through several with this book and study the type of poetry and such. The book also in ...more
Erica J
Mar 13, 2011 Erica J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This collection of Shakespeare poems is an exceptional piece of work. Students will definitely develop an appreciation for poetry. Reading and dissecting this collection will help students develop critical thinking skills. The collection includes classic versus about love and jealousy, and betrayal, etc. You could cover numerous themes with this collection. You could also create a unit based upon characterization and emotions. Excellent classroom read/tool. Additionally, this would be great as a ...more
Krissy
Sep 11, 2012 Krissy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children and Middle Ages
Recommended to Krissy by: B&N
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This is a wonderful resource to get young readers interested in poetry not only does it have Shakespeare's many plays and poem to guide your children though but also the illustrations are wonderful the actual picture they have on the web does not do the book justice. I liked this book as a mother getting young readers interested in new things are hard, this book taught myself and my children so much about William Shakspeare. Love it, Buy it!!!
Brinli
Sep 27, 2012 Brinli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These poems are written by William Shakespeare and a reason I chose this one is William Shakespeare is one of my favorite authors to write plays and poetry. His poems are different from other authors because his is the kind from his time that are in the form from his plays. The days and the nights that pass to getting poems throughout his plays that he has written like romeo and Juliet.
Heather Truett
I had hoped this would include more sonnets and less excerpts from plays. The plays are good, yes, but the book is "Poetry for Young People." I got it because I wanted too read Shakespeare's poems with my boys. The play bits are poetic, yes, but they are out of context and didn't mean as much to my sons.
Ted
Jan 02, 2012 Ted rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nice collection of the bard's most famous speeches and sonnets. I would love to read one of these to the students each day, as tomorrow we start Shakespeare month culminating in a student version of The Taming of the Shrew, but I finish nearly every one in tears.
Theresa
Apr 30, 2012 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a good selection of poems
and information about the poems explaining them to children
i love the way this series presents the poems with beautiful pictures and explianations
Theresa
Oct 17, 2013 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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exerts and explanation of Shakespeare works for young children
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