a little late but....
Posted by Sherry on December 04, 1997 at 22:55:31:
In response to Tales from Shakespeare, written by MB on December 04, 1997 at 14:48:03
I think that it's a good preparation for enjoying the plays later; you already know the "story", so you can begin to appreciate the style and language more.
] Michele (MB)
I know I am jumping in here a little late but I want to say I could not agree with you more MB. When my son (who is now 22) was 11 or so I gave him a selection of Shakespear
in little pamphlet form. I do not remember where I got them or who they were by but they were the gist of the plays written for children but not written down to children. I never asked him to read them, I just added them to his stack of books with the suggestion that he might like to take a look.
He did look, he read them all, and concluded that Shakespear was a pretty good storyteller. Ha! He was encouraged to read from a very young age but never forced to read, as a result he is to this day a very avid reader and he and I share many an interesting disscusion as we have from the time he was very little and first learned to read Good Night Moon.
The children who visit your library are very lucky to have you.
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