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Books with title Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

  • Illustrated Stories from China


    Hardcover (Usborne Publishing Ltd, July 11, 2019)
    Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more, in this captivating collection of classic Chinese tales. Specially selected and retold for readers today, each story is brought vividly to life by traditional Chinese brush-and- ink illustrations.
  • Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

    Rosie Dickins

    Hardcover (Usborne Books, Jan. 1, 2014)
    From lively comedy to dark tragedy, with clowns, witches and a doomed romance, this wonderful collection has six of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. Discover the stories of Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and the Tempest, all beautifully retold for easy reading.
  • Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare

    Hardcover (Usborne Publishing Ltd, Oct. 1, 2012)
    This is a wonderful collection of retellings of six of William Shakespeare's best-loved plays - a perfect mix of comedy, tragedy, magic and romance - retold for younger readers. Full of colourful illustrations from the "Usborne Young Reading Programme". It contains "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Hamlet", "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", "The Tempest" and "Twelfth Night". It includes a section at the back on the life and times of William Shakespeare. It comes now in a luxurious cloth-bound edition, making it a gift to treasure.
  • Illustrated Stories from Aesop

    Susanna Davidson

    Hardcover (Usborne Publishing Ltd, March 15, 1794)
    This timeless collection of over thirty fables is filled with Aesop's best-loved characters. Meet the lion who becomes friends with a mouse, a clever fox, a foolish crow and a wolf dressed up as a sheep. Enchantingly illustrated and retold, these stories are the perfect introduction to Aesop and will be enjoyed for years to come.
  • Stories from Shakespeare 2

    David Timson, Juliet Stevenson, Alex Jennings, Naxos AudioBooks

    Audiobook (Naxos AudioBooks, Jan. 1, 2006)
    The first volume of David Timson's series retelling of the stories from Shakespeare's plays was widely praised by newspaper and educators alike. Here is volume 2, with more key plays. Including Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, and Henry IV, all texts which regularly appear on the exam syllabus. As before, the stories are illustrated by numerous examples from the plays themselves. They are read by two leading Shakespearean actors, Juliet Stevenson and Alex Jennings.
  • Stories from Shakespeare 3

    David Timson, Juliet Stevenson, Simon Russell Beale, Naxos AudioBooks

    Audiobook (Naxos AudioBooks, Aug. 1, 2008)
    Eight more plays introduced for younger audiences, including Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well.
  • Illustrated Stories from India


    Hardcover (USBORNE CAT ANG, March 10, 2016)
    An illustrated collection of traditional stories from India, including tales of the battles and feats of the Hindu gods, plus ancient stories of trickery and cunning - all retold specially for young readers.
  • Stories from Shakespeare

    Marchette Chute

    Paperback (Meridian Books by Penguin Books, Oct. 1, 1959)
    In Stories from Shakespeare, Marchette Chute opens wide the gateway to the most varied and glorious world ever created by one man. Her retellings of all thirty-six First Folio plays are superbly lucid. It is not Ms. Chute's purpose to provide a substitute for these immortal comedies, tragedies, and histories; rather she seeks to provide the modern reader with essential insight into Shakespeare's narrative genius, clarifying the intricacies of plot and sharply delineating a host of characters, major and minor alike. This she does with surpassing grace and unobtrusive scholarship, closely following the sequence of onstage action and illuminating it with choice quotations and perceptive comments. The New Yorker has termed this work "a beautifully done job."
  • Stories from Shakespeare


    Hardcover (JOHN MURRAY PUBLISHERS LTD, Jan. 1, 1989)
    Shakespeare's stories as retold by Marchette Chute.
  • Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare: Illustrated

    Edith Nesbit

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, April 3, 2018)
    Prospero, the Duke of Milan, was a learned and studious man, who lived among his books, leaving the management of his dukedom to his brother Antonio, in whom indeed he had complete trust. But that trust was ill-rewarded, for Antonio wanted to wear the duke's crown himself, and, to gain his ends, would have killed his brother but for the love the people bore him. However, with the help of Prospero's great enemy, Alonso, King of Naples, he managed to get into his hands the dukedom with all its honor, power, and riches. For they took Prospero to sea, and when they were far away from land, forced him into a little boat with no tackle, mast, or sail. In their cruelty and hatred they put his little daughter, Miranda (not yet three years old), into the boat with him, and sailed away, leaving them to their fate. But one among the courtiers with Antonio was true to his rightful master, Prospero. To save the duke from his enemies was impossible, but much could be done to remind him of a subject's love. So this worthy lord, whose name was Gonzalo, secretly placed in the boat some fresh water, provisions, and clothes, and what Prospero valued most of all, some of his precious books. The boat was cast on an island, and Prospero and his little one landed in safety. Now this island was enchanted, and for years had lain under the spell of a fell witch, Sycorax, who had imprisoned in the trunks of trees all the good spirits she found there. She died shortly before Prospero was cast on those shores, but the spirits, of whom Ariel was the chief, still remained in their prisons.Prospero was a great magician, for he had devoted himself almost entirely to the study of magic during the years in which he allowed his brother to manage the affairs of Milan. By his art he set free the imprisoned spirits, yet kept them obedient to his will, and they were more truly his subjects than his people in Milan had been. For he treated them kindly as long as they did his bidding, and he exercised his power over them wisely and well. One creature alone he found it necessary to treat with harshness: this was Caliban, the son of the wicked old witch, a hideous, deformed monster, horrible to look on, and vicious and brutal in all his habits. When Miranda was grown up into a maiden, sweet and fair to see, it chanced that Antonio and Alonso, with Sebastian, his brother, and Ferdinand, his son, were at sea together with old Gonzalo, and their ship came near Prospero's island. Prospero, knowing they were there, raised by his art a great storm, so that even the sailors on board gave themselves up for lost; and first among them all Prince Ferdinand leaped into the sea, and, as his father thought in his grief, was drowned. But Ariel brought him safe ashore; and all the rest of the crew, although they were washed overboard, were landed unhurt in different parts of the island, and the good ship herself, which they all thought had been wrecked, lay at anchor in the harbor whither Ariel had brought her. Such wonders could Prospero and his spirits perform. While yet the tempest was raging, Prospero showed his daughter the brave ship laboring in the trough of the sea, and told her that it was filled with living human beings like themselves. She, in pity of their lives, prayed him who had raised this storm to quell it. Then her father bade her to have no fear, for he intended to save every one of them. Then, for the first time, he told her the story of his life and hers, and that he had caused this storm to rise in order that his enemies, Antonio and Alonso, who were on board, might be delivered into his hands. When he had made an end of his story he charmed her into sleep, for Ariel was at hand, and he had work for him to do.
  • Stories from Shakespeare

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Paperback (Orion Children's, June 6, 2017)
    Ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays, retold for children by multi-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.From love, jealousy, greed and betrayal to mad kings, magic and murder, Geraldine McCaughrean retells some of Shakespeare's best-known stories, including Romeo and Juliet, Henry the Fifth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest.With easy to follow prose punctuated with well-known quotations and featuring a cast list for each play, this accessible collection will delight and entertain readers of all ages.
  • Green Tiger's Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare, E. Nesbit, Arthur Rackham

    Hardcover (Laughing Elephant, June 1, 2011)
    After taking her children to visit Shakespeare’s house, E. Nesbit – one of the greatest of children’s novelists – was faced with a conundrum: “I can’t understand a word of it,” said Iris. “And you said it was so beautiful,” Rosamund added, reproachfully. “What does it all mean?” “Yes,” Iris went on, “you said it was a fairy tale, and we’ve read three pages, and there’s nothing about fairies, not even a dwarf, or a fairy god mother.” “And what does ‘misgraffed’ mean?” “and ‘vantage,’ and ‘austerity,’ and ‘belike,’ and ‘edict,’ and—“ “stop, stop,” I cried; I will tell you the story.” And she did, eventually publishing her retellings of 20 of Shakespeare’s plays, of which we have included ten. We have selected for each play images from such great illustrators as Walter Crane, Charles Folkard, Lewis Rhead, Charles Robinson W. Heath Robinson, and Hugh Thomson and, of course, Arthur Rackham. Though less well known than Charles and Mary Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare, E. Nesbit’s retellings of these plays are concise and straightforward, yet retain the magic of the Bard’s language. The Green Tiger’s Illustrated Shakespeare will make a delightful introduction to this essential body of literature.