Study Guide by Carlynn McCormick
Shakespeare’s Stories … by Edith Nesbit
Twelve of Shakespeare’s greatest tales come to life in this entertaining collection of short, lively stories specially adapted for young readers. Capturing the vital events and using some of the original wording, the stories serve as a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for preteens and as literate refreshers for older folks. Fulfilling a request from her own children, author Edith Nesbit turned twelve of the Bard’s most famous plays into delightful tales of kings, queens, ghosts, and witches. Filled with tragedy, humor, and moral lessons, the stories — told with wit and grace — include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cymbeline, The Taming of the Shrew, Pericles, and The Winter’s Tale. Wonderfully transformed by the noted author of children’s books, these classics are a great way to start a lifelong interest in the works of Shakespeare.
Shakespeare’s Stories for Young Readers by Edith Nesbit, Dover Publishing, 80 pgs, paperback
Shakespeare Plays Study Guide by Carlynn McCormick, Word Corner Publishing, 72 pgs, paperback