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Author LinkIsaac, Megan Lynn.
Title LinkHeirs to Shakespeare : reinventing the Bard in young adult literature / Megan Lynn Isaac.
Imprint Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2000.
Description xvi, 155 p. ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Young adult literature series )
Series ( Young adult literature series (Portsmouth, N.H.))
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-150) and index.
Contents Contents: Young Adult Novel Reference List -- 1. Retelling the Tales: Examining Editions of Shakespeare -- 2. Picturing Shakespeare: Illustrated Editions for Readers of All Ages -- 3. Shakespeare’s World: Looking at the Renaissance Through Historical Fiction -- 4. Romeo and Juliet: Reincarnations -- 5. Hamlet: Prince of the Schoolyard -- 6. Macbeth: Who Cares About Kings -- Bring on the Witches! -- 7. Tempest: Coming of Age in a Brave New World -- 8. Othello and The Merchant of Venice: Challenging the Status Quo -- 9. Tragedy in the Classroom: The Disappearance of Comedies and Histories.
Summary "One of the best ways for modern readers to develop an appreciation for Shakespeare is by discovering how frequently his works are reinvented by today’s young adult authors. Heirs to Shakespeare puts the Bard into conversation with these authors and helps bring Renaissance drama to life. This innovative approach to curriculum design bridges the artificial gap between canonical authors and contemporary writers. At the same time, it demonstrates how reading for personal pleasure and reading Shakespeare can be complementary goals." "Readers will discover the inescapable intertextual connections between many modern young adult novels and Shakespeare’s plays. They will gain a practical and concrete understanding of how modern authors talk about and respond to classic literature through the processes of revision and reinterpretation. Most of all, they will see why the works of Shakespeare are as relevant today as ever and why young adult novels can be as "significant" as Shakespeare."--BOOK JACKET.
Per.Sub. LinkShakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
LinkShakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- In literature.
Subject LinkYouth -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.
LinkYoung adult literature, American -- History and criticism.
LinkYoung adult literature, English -- History and criticism.
Add.Author LinkGoldgar, Bertrand A., 1927-, former owner.

System Number 000662395
ISBN Link086709494X

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