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The Tempest: The Cartoon Illustrated Edition

The Tempest: The Cartoon Illustrated Edition (Paperback)

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The Tempest presents an edited version of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. The fact that it is edited is an essential aspect of its success. Skilful cutting preserves key speeches and retains the work's shape and momentum while avoiding passages that may have less relevance to modern audiences. The edited original text is accompanied by a modern English translation throughout. This simplified version puts Shakespeare's work into understandable, contemporary language. It goes for clarity of expression rather than poetic effect and is a brilliant support for those who would otherwise struggle to comprehend Shakespeare's verse. Both Shakespeare's text and its modern translation are presented throughout in comic book style. The vivid two colour illustrations have their own intrinsic appeal, but also provide important information about setting, historical context, atmosphere and character. The Shakespeare Comic Book Series has become an established and popular part of the English curriculum in many UK schools. Mainly used by teachers at KS 2-4, the comic book approach to his work has been described by one teacher as 'the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.'

Children'sEducational materialEducational: English literatureEducationEducation TheorySchoolsPrimary & middle schoolsEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of a specific subjectTeachers' classroom resources & material Publisher: The Shakespeare Comic Book Company Ltd Publication Date: 10/09/2006 ISBN-13: 9780955376108  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Simon Greaves is a writer, illustrator and yurt maker. Before creating the Shakespeare Comic Book Series, he was a part-time teacher, house renovator, full time dad and is a keen cyclist. He is married with two grown-up children. Previous to Shakespeare Comic Books, he wrote a series of books on grammar and punctuation for Harper Collins and English as a Foreign Language titles for Orient Press.

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