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Remembering Shakespeare (Poetry for Young People)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  60 ratings  ·  11 reviews

"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

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Paperback, 48 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Sterling (first published 2000)
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(NS) Brea M
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
Gen
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
Amanda
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
Cherry
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
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
Kris at Book Wishes
Sep 11, 2012 Kris at Book Wishes rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children and Middle Ages
Recommended to Kris by: B&N
Shelves: childrens-books
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
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
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
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
exerts and explanation of Shakespeare works for young children
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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr...more
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