Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare is a collection edited by
Edith Nesbit. There are twenty of Shakespeare's plays and a brief biography all
told in a manner that is understandable, and enjoyable to children. This book
is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work and will open many literary
doors for your child!
While this thematic guide examines all of Shakespeare's plays, particular attention is devoted to those works most often read by students; the tragedies such as "Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet," and "Macbeth," the comedies including "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Merchant of Venice," as well as the historical plays like" Richard II," and the romantic works such as "The Tempest." Students who wish to investigate a particular play in greater depth can refer to this book's title index to identify all citations of that work. This valuable literary resource serves myriad uses, enabling students to trace the thread of a theme, to compare its treatment in several plays, and to understand better a play, its characters, plot and language, by examining Shakespeare's central themes.