Shakespeare for Young People: Productions, Versions and Adaptations (Hardcover)

Shakespeare for Young People: Productions, Versions and Adaptations By Abigail Rokison-Woodall Cover Image
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Description


The search to find engaging and inspiring ways to introduce children and young adults to Shakespeare has resulted in a rich variety of approaches to producing and adapting Shakespeare's plays and the stories and characters at their heart. Shakespeare for Young People is the only comprehensive overview of such productions and adaptations, and engages with a wide range of genres, including both British and American examples. Abigail Rokison covers stage and screen productions, shortened versions, prose narratives and picture books (including Manga), animations and original novels. The book combines an informative guide to these interpretations of Shakespeare, discussed with critical analysis of their relative strengths. It also includes extensive interviews with directors, actors and writers involved in the projects discussed'.

About the Author


Abigail Rokison is Lecturer in Drama and English in the Education Faculty in Cambridge and Director of Studies in English and Drama at Homerton College, Cambridge, UK. She is Chair of the trustees of the British Shakespeare Association.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781441172280
ISBN-10: 1441172289
Publisher: Arden Shakespeare
Publication Date: May 9th, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English