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Shakespeare as Childrens Literature: Edwardian Retellings in Words and Pictures Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Shakespeare as Childrens Literature: Edwardian Retellings in Words and Pictures

Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Published April 30th 2008
ISBN : 9780786437818
Paperback
363 pages
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Although William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, he traditionally receives little notice in studies of childrens literature. However, there is a fascinating relationship between Shakespeare andMoreAlthough William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, he traditionally receives little notice in studies of childrens literature. However, there is a fascinating relationship between Shakespeare and childrens interests, and the Bards works have been successfully adapted for childrens use over several centuries. This book continues and parallels the authors previous study, Chaucer as Childrens Literature, as part of a greater endeavor to evaluate the significance of traditional literature retold as childrens literature in modern English studies. It examines the ways in which William Shakespeares stories have been adapted for children, particularly in Mary and Charles Lambs Tales from Shakespeare, which was almost immediately recognized as a classic of childrens literature when it was first published in 1807.