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One of my favourites for some reason. Not as dramatic as the Scottish play or Hamlet, but it has a mystical charm that I found beguiling.As a clever as a weasel with a top hat and a great 'starter' for wannabe Shakespeare readers.
Shakespeare a drámaírás tartós teje; a konfliktusai a drámái zömében nem tér-idő koordinátákhoz kötöttek, és a legjobbak annyira komplexek, hogy nagyon sok rendezést elbírnak, még a legjelentéktelenebb mellékszereplők szemszögéből is megfoghatóak. És hálásak modern rendezésben is színre vinni őket, mert kiállják azt a próbát, amit nagyon sok más dráma nem: a konfliktusa interpretálható a 21. századra, vagy kitehető egy teljesen fiktíven felépített, téridőtlen zónába is, a feszültség marad, mert
A brief retelling of Shakespeare's play. Listed as for all ages, but references to drunkeness and murder, the somewhat archaic language and sentence structure, and the complex plot involving many characters would make this inappropriate for younger readers. Nice illustrations by Ruth Sanderson.
3.7'Hell is empty and all the devils are here'It wasn't a tragic ending, more like an emotional one and surprisingly a happy one
An excellent retelling in current modern English so that youngster's can enjoy Shakespeare's play. Lovely paintings by Sanderson.
This is the story of a man, Prospero - who along with his daughter, Miranda are forced to leave their home and live on an island for over twelve years. There he meets magical creatures, both good and bad, and Prospero learns magic. Magic so great that he is able to shipwreck the ship that comes to the island twelve years later and its passengers include the men that betrayed him.This is a retelling for younger readers of Shakespeare's great tale, The Tempest, and I think it is very good! I like
Here is my review for The Tempest: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...I didn't like the full cast audio narration that I listened to as much as I liked this Children's version of the classic Shakespeare play. What does that say about me? ....don't answer that....Either way, my eight-year-old son, Olsen, really liked this book as I read it to him (he liked the illustrations too).One thing that I thought was cool about this book was that there were a lot of difficult words in here (many taken...
The illustrations by Sanderson are uber detailed and loyally follow Coville's version of the Bard's "The Tempest." My children and I are reading this together as they are new to Shakespeare, and the book is brief, lovely in the story depictions, and stays 85% (thus the 4 stars) to the Bard's original. My children and I read this over lunch at a diner and while waiting for the check.
I found it rather boring
I think I didn't like it that much because I had to read it to do a paper for my British Lit class.
It's good, not great. The boys loved it, so I appreciate this as an introduction for the tiny humans.
We Loved this retelling for children. and the pictures are just Lovely. A Beautiful book.
As Shakespeare's last play I expected it to be truly extraordinary, however it wasn't. Despite that I found the play quite entertaining and felt it had some very important messages within it. Some readers will definitely find the language hard but try and find a copy with references! That will really help you understand the play in full!
I've never been a huge fan of Shakespeare, but this was a nicely adapted piece with beautiful illustrations (again, I'm sure we owned it because my mom, sister, and I loved Ruth Sadnerson's illustrated works growing up). This version is easy to follow, and I wasn't familiar with the Tempest story, so, it was good to be briefed on it.
'tis another Shakespearean play that I finished reading within 20 mins (due to the fact that the book is an abridged version, that is).So far, this is the one play that has the most pleasant story to read...
This is overall a good story about the Duke of Milan who was stranded on an island with his daughter for 12 years by his jealous brother. He forgives him and his accomplices but warns them not to do it again.
Pictures boring. Retelling bland.
I adore Shakespeare. His work is pure beauty. I can't recommend his works enough.
I enjoyed the book but a retelling is no match for the live performance.