- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Crown; First Edition edition (June 11, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307951499
- ISBN-13: 978-0307951496
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.3 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 129 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #655,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare Hardcover – Deckle Edge, June 11, 2013
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“Don’t be fooled by the title. This book is for anyone who wants to brush up on Shakespeare… Don’t buy this book to teach your children; take them along as you commit these beautiful speeches to memory.” --Kirkus
"Ken Ludwig's enthusiasm for Shakespeare and his lucid, accessible and inspiring book on How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare is a rare treat. You and your children will be transformed into the magic and mystery of Shakespeare and his stories in an instant. I highly recommend the book to all who have a love of language and history." - Sir Derek Jacobi, CBE
“How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare is an inspired and inspiring book. It’s also a deeply rewarding one that will bring a great deal of pleasure to many parents and children. Ken Ludwig, a wonderful playwright, proves to be a superb guide to Shakespeare as well.” - James Shapiro, author of A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare and Contested Will
"I wish someone had given this book to my parents. It would have made a life-changing task downright fun. Ken Ludwig is a smart, congenial and inventive guide, and everywhere in this remarkable book he takes the strangeness out of Shakespeare's work and leaves the enchanting mystery. A book for all lovers, and potential lovers, of Shakespeare. Like nothing else, it creates a magical home theater for parents and their children." - J. D. McClatchy, Yale University
"I have been in [Ken's] home. His children really do know Shakespeare. Read the book and you'll see why. It's scholarship dancing around with fun." - Hal Holbrook
About the Author
KEN LUDWIG is an internationally acclaimed playwright who has had numerous hits on Broadway, in London’s West End, and throughout the world. He has won two Laurence Olivier Awards (England’s highest theater honor), received three Tony Award nominations, and won two Helen Hayes Awards and the Edgar Award. His work has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and has been performed in at least thirty countries in over twenty languages. Some of his Broadway and West End shows include Crazy for You, Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, Twentieth Century, and adaptations of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Treasure Island. He studied music at Harvard with Leonard Bernstein and theater history at Cambridge University in England. Visit him at www.kenludwig.com.
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We have all learned many passages together. It is fun to recite them for friends and family. Shakespeare's words are even more impressive when you hear them coming lovingly and with knowledge of their meaning from your children's mouths. Great book!
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The best gentle introduction to Shakespeare I have read so far.Read more