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Isaac, Megan Lynn
Heirs to Shakespeare : reinventing the Bard in young adult literature / Megan Lynn Isaac
Alternate Title Reinventing the Bard in young adult literature
Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2000
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR2880.A1 I83 2000    AVAILABLE
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Adaptations -- History and criticism
Subject(s) Youth -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries
Young adult literature, American -- History and criticism
Young adult literature, English -- History and criticism
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- In literature
Physical Description xvi, 155 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-150) and index
Contents Young Adult Novel Reference List -- 1. Retelling the Tales: Examining Editions of Shakespeare -- 2. Picturing Shakespeare: Illustrated Editions for Readers of All Ages -- 3. Shakespeare's World: Looking at the Renaissance Through Historical Fiction -- 4. Romeo and Juliet: Reincarnations -- 5. Hamlet: Prince of the Schoolyard -- 6. Macbeth: Who Cares About Kings -- Bring on the Witches! -- 7. Tempest: Coming of Age in a Brave New World -- 8. Othello and The Merchant of Venice: Challenging the Status Quo -- 9. Tragedy in the Classroom: The Disappearance of Comedies and Histories
Review "One of the best ways for modern readers to develop an appreciation for Shakespeare is by discovering how frequently his works are reinvented by today's young adult authors. Heirs to Shakespeare puts the Bard into conversation with these authors and helps bring Renaissance drama to life. This innovative approach to curriculum design bridges the artificial gap between canonical authors and contemporary writers. At the same time, it demonstrates how reading for personal pleasure and reading Shakespeare can be complementary goals." "Readers will discover the inescapable intertextual connections between many modern young adult novels and Shakespeare's plays. They will gain a practical and concrete understanding of how modern authors talk about and respond to classic literature through the processes of revision and reinterpretation. Most of all, they will see why the works of Shakespeare are as relevant today as ever and why young adult novels can be as "significant" as Shakespeare."--BOOK JACKET
Series Young adult literature series (Portsmouth, N.H.)

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