Folk Tales That Inspired the BardUnknown - 2001
Did you know that Shakespeare took inspiration for many of his plays from folk tales, ballads, and fairy tales? In this stunning collection, professional storyteller Patrick Ryan has brought together the traditional stories that are at the heart of seven of Shakespeare's masterpieces, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and King Lear. Whether you are acquainted with Shakespeare's plays, or you are a young reader eager to enjoy his work, these lively, action-packed adventures will thoroughly engross you. James Mayhew's rich, detailed illustrations contribute to the color and the drama of the tales, in which chance, fortune and a touch of magic intertwine to mold lives and shape destinies.
Publisher: New York : Barefoot Books, 2001.
Characteristics: 80 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
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