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#1 of 6 Old 11-17-2007, 10:42 PM - Thread Starter
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The kids and I are starting to study Shakespeare, and I was wondering if I could get some good recommendations for resources. I have a good list going, but I know there are some things out there that I am missing. I seem to even remember a video series aimed at kids? Any help would be appreciated.
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#2 of 6 Old 11-17-2007, 10:53 PM
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Jim Weiss does a Shakespeare for Kids Audio.

Leon Garfield has Shakespeare stories I and II as well, which uses actually lines from the plays in the story.
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We really liked the Young Reader's Shakespeare series, and also Aliki's William Shakespeare and the Globe but they are books. I don't know about any movies.
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Marcia Williams has a great book that's in a comic format where she uses some of Shakepeare's lines, but also has commentary from the characters around the edges of the pages as if they are the audience in the Globe Theater. It's fun and beautifully illustrated.

My kids also liked the BBC production of the Taming of the Shrew starring John Cleese as Petruchio. We got it on Netflix.

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My girls have been "in" to Shax since they were about 6 and 4, and we've found lots of fun ways to learn more...

One of their favorites is "Interfact Shakespeare," which is a computer CD and book that lets the kids go through the story and has what I'm assured are "cool" graphics. There are web links and quizes, too.

Just took the kids to see "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" this weekend. It was awesome!

/BTW, Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare is an invaluable resource, as well.

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