Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Review- "Twelfth Night"

William Shakespeare’s: Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Retellings, #6)William Shakespeare’s: Twelfth Night by Bruce Coville

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bruce Coville follows his earlier critically acclaimed retellings of Shakespeare's works with a lively interpretation of one of the Bard's most beloved comedies. In this boisterous tale of hidden identities and misplaced love, Coville once again weaves his own lyrical prose together with pivotal lines from Twelfth Night.

Tim Raglin has captured all the hilarity of the play in his expressively comic illustrations. Shakespeare enthusiasts and newcomers alike will delight in this faithful, merry adaptation.
Description from Goodreads.

I love this format to introduce children to William Shakespeare's plays. The wording and the pictures make it easier to understand.  He wrote his Shakespeare adaptations to provide a "hint" to young audiences what awaits them when they go and see the plays of the Bard.

There is no way to compare the two, of course this will never have the depth of Shakespeare's actual works.

I hesitated to attempt to review this book.  It is part of my Book Bucket List challenge, so I wanted to put it out there and hope that you will want to give it a chance.  I must admit that I am a fan of the works that Bruce Coville produces for children.

1 comment:

  1. I think Shakespeare for children is a great way to introduce The Bard's work to kids so that later on in life when it comes time to study the real thing, they are not intimidated.


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