"There is a disease that can twist men's hearts and make them mad, and the name of that disease is jealousy." So begins this engaging retelling of one of William Shakespeare's last plays - a fascinating and unique combination of intensity and whimsy. When King Leontes unfairly accuses his wife of infidelity, he sets off a terrible chain of events. But this is not one of Shakespeare's tragedies. It's a romance, and one with a healthy dose of fancy and surprise. A story of redemption and the strength of friendship and true love, The Winter's Tale is perhaps also Bruce Coville's most eloquent retelling yet.More
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Great intro to Shakespeare for kids
This is an adaptation for children (or people generally unfamiliar with Shakespeare). Coville always does a nice job at maintaining the feel of the story while cutting out some of the things that might be over the top for a child. (Check out his
He did a great job. His voice was perfect for the poor, deluded king.
Shakespeare Comes Alive.
Written as a play...preformed as a play. This was a wonderful way to experience the story and understand characters and follow the storyline.
I really enjoyed the musical introductions!
Thank you for making Shakespeare come alive.