How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig

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...will best suit parents with a real interest in and knowledge of Shakespeare, but will inspire any who wish to give their children the “benefit of his considerable knowledge and artistry.”
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A foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare
 
To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Pride and Prejudice to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters, language, and themes. In How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig provides the tools you need to inspire an understanding, and a love, of Shakespeare’s works in your children, and to have fun together along the way.
 
        Ken Ludwig devised his friendly, easy-to-master methods while teaching his own children. Beginning with memorizing short passages from the plays, his technique then instills children with cultural references they will utilize for years to come. Ludwig’s approach includes understanding of the time period and implications of Shakespeare’s diction as well as the invaluable lessons behind his words and stories. Colorfully incorporating the history of Shakespearean theater and society, How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare guides readers on an informed and adventurous journey through the world in which the Bard wrote.
 
This book’s simple process allows anyone to impart to children the wisdom of plays like A Midsummer Night’s DreamTwelfth Night, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. And there’s fun to be had throughout. Shakespeare novices and experts and readers of all ages will each find something delightfully irresistible in How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare.
 

About Ken Ludwig

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KEN LUDWIG is an internationally acclaimed playwright who has had numerous hits on Broadway, London's West End, and throughout the world. He is also on the governing board of the Folger Shakespeare Library. www.kenludwig.com











Author Residence: Washington, DC
 
Published June 11, 2013 by Crown. 368 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 15 2013

...will best suit parents with a real interest in and knowledge of Shakespeare, but will inspire any who wish to give their children the “benefit of his considerable knowledge and artistry.”

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Kirkus

Excellent
on May 04 2013

Don’t buy this book to teach your children; take them along as you commit these beautiful speeches to memory.

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National Post arts

Above average
Reviewed by Philip Marchand on Jun 28 2013

...says leave Julius Caesar to grown-ups, I’m not exactly sure why. But there’s Shakespeare for you. He is inexhaustible not only in himself but in the way he provokes heartfelt and sometimes odd responses.

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