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The Best of Shakespeare

Retellings of 10 Classic Plays

The Best of Shakespeare( )
Author: Nesbit, E.
Introduction by: Opie, Iona
As told to: Hunt, Peter
Based on a play by: Shakespeare, William
Series title:The Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature
ISBN:978-0-19-511689-2
Publication Date:Apr 1998
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $42.95
Book Description:

At the heart of any great work of literature is a story. William Shakespeare's plays are no exception. His plays tell stories of kings and queens, of ghosts and witches, of romance and passion. But to get to the story at the heart of the plays, the reader must first work through Shakespeare'slanguage, a task often too great for younger readers (and for many adults). Now, in this new edition, E. Nesbit, the classic British children's author, brings ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays to...
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Book Details
Pages:112
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Drama
Drama / Shakespeare
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.748 x 23.622 x 1.778 cm
Book Weight:0.35 Kilograms
Author Biography
Nesbit, E. (Author)
Iona Margaret Opie was born on October 13, 1923. During World War II, she made meteorological maps in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She married Peter Opie in 1943. Together they collected children's rhymes, riddles, and street culture. Their books included I Saw Esau, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, Children's Games in Street and Playground, and The Classic Fairy Tales.

After her husband's death in 1982, she continued the work alone. Her books included The People in the Playground, Tail Feathers from Mother Goose, Here Comes Mother Goose, A Dictionary of Superstitions, and Children's Games with Things. Her son Robert collaborated with her on The Treasures of Childhood. She was made CBE in 1999. She died on October 23, 2017 at the age of 94.

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