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Rokison, Abigail. Shakespeare for Young People: Productions, versions and adaptations. London, New York: Continuum, 2012. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781441172280
BibTeX citation key: Rokison2012
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Children’s and young adults’ comics, Literature, Shakespeare. William
Creators: Rokison
Publisher: Continuum (London, New York)
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The search to find engaging and inspiring ways to introduce children and young adults to Shakespeare has resulted in a rich variety of approaches to producing and adapting Shakespeare’s plays and the stories and characters at their heart. Shakespeare for Young People is the only comprehensive overview of such productions and adaptations, and engages with a wide range of genres, including both British and American examples. Abigail Rokison covers stage and screen productions, shortened versions, prose narratives and picture books (including Manga), animations and original novels. The book combines an informative guide to these interpretations of Shakespeare, discussed with critical analysis of their relative strengths. It also includes extensive interviews with directors, actors and writers involved in the projects discussed.

Table of Contents

I. Shakespeare Productions for Young People
1. Full-Scale Stage Productions for Young People
2. Shakespeare on Film: Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996), Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet (2000) and Christine Edzard’s The Children’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2001) 

II. Short Shakespeare: Cut-Down Versions for Children and Young People
3. ‘Shakespeare’s Stories’: Prose Narratives and Picture Books
4. Shakespeare and the Graphic Novel
5. Cut-Down Stage Versions for Young Children
6. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales

III. Rewriting Shakespeare
7. Novel Adaptations of Shakespeare: Hamlet
8. Original Plays Based on Shakespeare
9. Film Adaptations of Shakespeare: ‘Romeo and Juliet the cartoon’ and ‘High School Dreams’

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