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Having blown a fuse together with introductions uestions appendices and other critical apparatus inte. Fun pun laden and sometimes cringeworthy This was great brain candy

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Twisted Tales from Shakespeare

Nded to contribute to a clearer misunderstanding of the subject Twistfully illustrated by Campbell Gra. A recent Goodwill find I LOVE Armour s silliness I remember using this book when I student taughta 21 year old teaching 18 year olds I had one class of gifted kids a couple of traditional college bound and one class of sweathogs kids who HAD to pass English only three years were reuired so most kids didn t even take English 4 or they wouldn t graduate One boy read 80 words a minute and one boy ONLY came to school on Fridays Teaching MACBETH to those three very different groups of kids cemented my love for struggling learners My Sweathogs were prepared every day kids were expected to read outside of class and they did they understood the over the top emotions I remember one day finding a phonograph record yes I am OLD of the scene where MacDuff discovers his children and wife have been murderedthe Sweathogs were the only group to really connect with that horrible loss I was in loveI shared Armour s version of MACBETH with all my classes but again the privileged kids in Miller High School were unmoved I instinctively knew even then one of the reasons to read great literature was to be able to laugh at the inside jokes like Armour s twisted tales This book connects me right back to those kids and the strong bonds that MACBETH or the SCOTTISH PLAY created for us allMy kids giggled over the jokes about Lady Macbeth because they KNEW the originalFinding this book published in 1957 with a price of 175 printed on the front took me back instantly to that hot fall in Northwest IndianaThis time I read all his retellings and see HAMLET and ROMEO AND JULIET would be eually successful in our classrooms Will be taking this to school Makes me smile that I own a copy again

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From the title page in which Shakespeare's best known plays are presented in a new light the old light. When I was a high school sopho I was desperate They were having us read Shakespeare Hamlet I believe To me the Bard s plays were to be experienced not read But this was the early 70 s and we didn t have the internet We had Cliff Notes but when I read them they weren t any better Then I found this lovely silly irreverent book in the bookstore and suddenly much of what Shakespeare wrote made sense My teacher noticed that I was participating in class albeit with a wry sense of humor and the absurd as she put it I passed English lit because of this book and I ve read it a dozen times since then


10 thoughts on “Twisted Tales from Shakespeare

  1. says:

    I am for you cries Tybalt trying to mix Romeo up being really against him Lady Macbeth rubs her hands with Glee a Scottish detergent of those days Her hand on her bosom her head on her kneeSing willow willow willow Try si

  2. says:

    Richard Armour clearly loves the work of Shakespeare and knows it well In Twisted Tales from Shakespeare he turns his talents to the mockery of six of Shakespeare's most famous plays along with the sonnetsThe results are not to be missed Her

  3. says:

    When I was a high school sopho I was desperate They were having us read Shakespeare Hamlet I believe To me the Bard's plays were to be experienced not read But this was the early 70's and we didn't have the internet We had Cliff Notes but when I read them they weren't any better Then I found this lovely silly irreverent book in the bookstore and suddenly much of what Shakespeare wrote made sense My teacher noticed that I was pa

  4. says:

    In brief Shakespeare’s greatest hits told by an English major who’s only sort of paid attention and never leaves a pun unturnedThoughts This is pretty relentlessly silly but it still gets at the crux of the plays or at least makes good points about traditional interpretations of them It’s not something I’d recom

  5. says:

    Irresistible Seriously Shakespeare shouldn’t be taken as seriously as he tends be After all he knew how to have pun with words Richard Armour also knows his way around puns and takes on HamletMacbethA Midsummer Night’s Dream Romeo and JulietThe Merchant of Venice and Othello and paraphrases these well known plays with wit and plenty of wordplayA gem of amusement of both students and scholars A four only because some of the pun

  6. says:

    Fun pun laden and sometimes cringeworthy This was great brain candy

  7. says:

    My English teacher handed this to me right after our class finished Hamlet I soon garnered a lot of sideways glances from people who were in her room to work on essays because I was in the corner giggling like a lunatic I pr

  8. says:

    A recent Goodwill find I LOVE Armour's silliness I remember using this book when I student taughta 21 year old tea

  9. says:

    I found this funny; enough that I laughed aloud a few times I highly recommend reading the complete works of Shakespeare before reading this bo

  10. says:

    This book is a great way to introduce novice students to Shakespeare Richard Armour is witty and he gives the substance of the story somehow including the feelings students or anyone brought up in 20 th and 21st century might have in response to the story My students loved it We made a performance out of Hamlet