In this full color, 64 page book, students as young as seven show an amazing understanding and appreciation of Macbeth and its theme--the consequences of ambition and greed. It is written in rhyming couplets and illustrated by the sutends of Stratford's Hamlet Elementary School.In this full color, 64 page book, students as young as seven show an amazing understanding and appreciation of Macbeth and its theme--the consequences of ambition and greed. It is written in rhyming couplets and illustrated by the sutends of Stratford's Hamlet Elementary School.Read Less
Excellent. Drama & Plays. US: Firefly Books. Paperback. Excellent. Book Description "Who is William S hakespeare? " For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has aske d that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Ca nada, leading t hem on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life fo r boys and gir ls ages seven and up. Macbeth for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is sui table for staging as cl ass plays as well as reading aloud. Editorial Revi ews Review Burdett's couplets are immediate, colloquial, and accessible eve n to the ve ry young. (Philippa Shephard Quill and Quire 1996) As education and entertainment, this is triumphant. From the Author Shakespeare Can Be Fun! Most students will be exposed to the works of Shakespeare, typically in hig h school. The language and content of the plays is seen as too diffi cult fo r younger children but primary children are underestimated as to wh at they can accomplish given the challenge. The study of Shakespeare has b ecome an integral part of my grade two program at Hamlet School, in Stratf ord, Ontar io, Canada. When I first moved to Stratford, I had no intention of teaching Shakespeare to 7 and 8 year olds. Stratford is a beautiful cit y noted for its Shakespearean theatre and I was interested that the schools were all named after Shakespearean characters. I asked my class, "Who is W illiam Shakespeare? " and "Why is our school called Hamlet? " Their answers w ere surprising. One thought he was a famous boxer. Another believed he was the President of Canada. A third student responded, "I don't know who Willi am Shakespeare is. I don't know any of the big kids." It was the children's.
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