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The Bard’s Still the Thing: Shakspeare for Young Readers

April 15, 2013

Sullivan, E. T. (2009). The Bard’s Still the Thing: Shakespeare for Young Readers. Book Links, 18(5), 31-36.

The Bard’s Still the Thing – Shakespeare for Young Readers” discusses the bane of nearly high school student, reading Shakespeare. The Elizabethan language used in Shakespeare’s time is cumbersome to today’s contemporary readers. Most readers perceive Shakespeare as a writer for the “highly intelligent, sophisticated reader”, but in reality Shakespeare’s audience originally was “largely uneducated and illiterate.” This article gives an annotated break down of Shakespeare’s work from traditional to Adaptations, Novels Based on Plays and Graphic Novels.

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