The Best of Shakespeare: Retellings of 10 Classic Plays (Opie Library)-E. Nesbit, Iona Opie, Peter Hunt

  • Title: The Best of Shakespeare: Retellings of 10 Classic Plays (Opie Library)
  • Author: E. Nesbit, Iona Opie, Peter Hunt
  • Released: 1999-05-13
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  • Pages: 112
  • ISBN: 0195132130
  • ISBN13: 978-0195132137
  • ASIN: 0195132130


Yes, the name is familiar. E. Nesbit, who died in 1924, gave us and . Now, with the publication of the Shakespeare stories she wrote (at their request) for her own children, adults and kids together can enjoy her fairy-tale prose in the retelling of 10 of Shakespeare's greatest stories.

If you aren't sure you remember which daughter Lear visited first, who was traveling with Macbeth when he met those witches, or just why Rosalind was wandering around in the forest dressed like a boy--check here. Wonderful on their own, these retellings are also great preparation for any early theater or film excursion into these timeless plays.

[The publishers recommend this book for ages 11 to adult, and they're right.] --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

"With fresh insight, plain speaking, and gusto, Nesbit clarifies the basic plots of ten familiar plays."--Library Lane

"Classic British children's author E. Nesbit brings ten of Shakespeare's most famous plays to life."--Curriculum Administrator

"These stories...capture the essential events and retain a little of the original wording. A good choice for young people seeking an introduction to the tales or for older folk looking for a refresher."--Booklist

"[An] accessible collection.... Adapts the Bard's plays as brief, lively stories."--Publishers Weekly

"Nesbit's gift for storytelling brings ten of the most famous plays from Shakespeare to life."--Yellow Brick Road

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