25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | August 18, 2015

    Rinker Buck: IMG Just Passing Through: Embracing the Covered Wagon Mind-Set



    When people learn that I recently spent a long summer riding 2,000 miles across the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon pulled by mules, they invariably... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.95
List price: $8.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Drama- Shakespeare Plays

Other titles in the Simply Shakespeare series:

Julius Caesar (Simply Shakespeare)

by

Julius Caesar (Simply Shakespeare) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways—which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before.

Synopsis:

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities.

Synopsis:

This illustrated series presents the complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764120893
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Corzine, Phyllis
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series
Location:
Hauppauge, N.Y.
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
History
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Plays
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Heads of state
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Plays / Drama
Subject:
Children's plays, English.
Subject:
Conspiracies
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Children s-Drama
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Simply Shakespeare
Series Volume:
106-679
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.8 oz
Age Level:
13-17

Other books you might like

  1. Night
    Used Mass Market $1.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Plays
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Works
Children's » Activities » Drama
Children's » Performing Arts » Drama

Julius Caesar (Simply Shakespeare) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.95 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Barron's Educational Series - English 9780764120893 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities.
"Synopsis" by , This illustrated series presents the complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.