Posted by MB on December 05, 1997 at 11:11:37:
In response to Seeing vs. reading, written by Carolyn B on December 04, 1997 at 18:49:57
] ] At the risk of appearing contrary, I would count Lamb's Tales from Shakepeare as an exception. It's not an abridgement of Shakepeare, nor does it try to ape his style or dialogue in any way. It's a great collection of plots
] you already know the "story", so you can begin to appreciate the style and language more. And I do recommend it to people who are going to take their children to see the plays performed.
] I read Lamb when I was younger (junior high?) but I really find that it's much easier for me to read Shakespeare after I've seen the play, and WS's works are really meant to be seen and heard rather than read, I think.
As are those of all playwrights! But most especially Bill...:-)
] I think today's generation of kids is more likely to be turned on to the classics via TV and movies first (or at least I hope they are) Even if it isn't as "pure" as some of us might like, it at least gets them interested in the story when they might not be ready to cope with the original language.
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