Kindle The Enchanted Island I personally owe a lot of my initial grasp and understanding of many of Shakespeare s plays to Serraillier s The Enchanted Island and I have no doubt that many others do
Kindle The Enchanted Island I personally owe a lot of my initial grasp and understanding of many of Shakespeare's plays to Serraillier's 'The Enchanted Island', and I have no doubt that many others do as well.I definitely do recommend this book for all those parents who wish to start engaging their children to literature at an early age. You will not believe that what you are reading is a Shakespeare play, as its language and themes are adapted accordingly. Serraillier adapted 11 of Shakespeare's most famous and outstanding plays in one collection, and he has renamed each one as well (though he maintained their original plot and character), like ,for example, 'A Pound of Flesh' for 'The Merchant of Venice'. He also tried to integrate as many quotes from the original text as he could in a short adaptation. I personally think he has handled them superbly, all the major quotes are to be found. However, what I really like about this book is that Serraillier maintains ,as much as possible, all the relevant material from the play. From the historical plays 'Henry the Fourth Part One' and 'Henry the Fifth' ('Falstaff and King Hal', his best adaptation, and 'God for Harry, England and St.George') to the comical and sublime metatheatrical play 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' ('Bottom the Actor'), all of the plays are adapted in a manner which befits the younger generation out there. Many characters are kept, which was a bit of a good surprise for me, and the central plot is kept in mind as well, throughout. It is also amusing for adults, who will be delighted to catch up on the Shakespeare plays they have no idea about (or absolutely forgot). The style is exceptionally entertaining and engaging, which explains why it was used in most primary schools here in Malta (where I live, and where my own copy owes its origin to). Serraillier has a knack for narrating in his typical 'universal' manner and technique. Remind you of anyone? The only reason why I did not award this book five stars is because I wish that all the adaptations were longer than the average 15 pages Serraillier afforded to each play (or he could have included more plays).As I mentioned Malta, I have one last thing to add. The title of the book is 'The Enchanted Island' (as you probably might have known by now). The name refers to Serraillier's title for 'The Tempest'. One of the most probable inspirations of Shakespeare for that play's setting is regarded to be Malta nowadays, though it is not so 'enchanted' anymore (though there are still many hideous Calibans mind you!)... . The Enchanted Island is a Kindle One of a series of top quality fiction for schools These retellings of Shakespeare stories focus on The Taming of the Shrew , A Midsummer Night s Dream , The Merchant of Venice , Henry IV Part 1 , Henry V , Twelfth Night , Julius Caesar , Hamlet , King Lear , Macbeth and The Tempest.. Ian Serraillier was a British novelist and poet He was also appreciated by children for being a storyteller retelling legends from Rome, Greece and England Serraillier was best known for his children s books, especially The Silver Sword 1956 , a wartime adventure story which was adapted for television by the BBC in 1957 and again in 1971.He was born in London, the eldest of four children His father died as a result of the 1918 flu pandemic when he was only six years old He was educated at Brighton College, and took his degree at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and became an English teacher He taught at Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire from 1936 to 1939 at Dudley Grammar School in Worcestershire from 1939 to 1946 and at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex from 1946 to 1961 As a Quaker, he was granted conscientious objector status in World War II.In 1946 his first children s novel was published It was followed by several adventure stories of treasure and spies His best known work, The Silver Sword, was published in 1956 and has become a classic, bringing to life the story of four refugee children Three of the children are siblings Ruth, Edek and Bronia Jan is another of the many Warsaw war orphans who somehow had met their father, and then fainted near the bombed out basement which served as home for the siblings, and was taken in by them The four joined together in their search for the siblings parents in the chaos of Europe immediately after the Second World War In the United States the book was published under the title Escape from Warsaw.As well as children s novels and poetry, Serraillier produced his own retellings of classic tales in prose and verse, including Beowulf, Chaucer and Greek myths Together with his wife, Anne Margaret Rogers, he founded the New Windmill Series in 1948, published by Heinemann Educational Books, which set out to provide inexpensive editions of good stories He continued as co editor of the series until the onset of Alzheimer s disease in the early 1990s The illness finally contributed towards his death in November 1994 at the age of 82.. Popular Kindle The Enchanted Island The book Enchanted Island,contain eleven different stories from shakespere.The stories are,'A wild-cat for a wife','Bottom the actor','a pound of flesh','Falstaff and prince hal','God for harry,england and st george','The love-letter','Death of a dictator','Hamlet,prince of denmark','King lear of britain','Murder at dunsinane',and lastly'The enchanted island'.'A wild-cat for a wife'is the story i find that it is more interesting then the other ten story.This story is about a girl called Kate.She has a shape tongue and a fiery temper then nobody wants to marry her,until a guy called petruchio come along to marry her.On the other hand, she has a sister who is more gentle,modest and beautiful,and she had already had more then one offer of marriage and was much attached to her young tutor Lucentio.But her father refused to hear of her marrying until he had first found a husband for Katharine.In the end after she married,she then realized how foolish and ungracious had been her former behaviourand was much enjoying playing part of a humble and obediant wife,delivered them a pretty lecture.This book also contain different kinds of story like adventure,war,magical and others.The story are in mordern english,and because it is in short story it can be read easily and enjoy them.
The Enchanted Island opera Enchanted Island Enchanted Island is filled with charm and magic, offering eleven fanciful rides and attractions geared especially toward children aged to Ride the historic Encanto Carousel Pedal boat across fish filled lagoons Test your skill at our arcade games, and share the memories over a fluffy ball of cotton candy. The Enchanted Island The Metropolitan Opera A Showcase for and a love letter to a century of amazing music is how the creator of The Enchanted Island, Jeremy Sams, described this spectacular operatic pasticcio of music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell and others. Enchanted Island film The Enchanted Island by Ian Serraillier The book Enchanted Island,contain eleven different stories from shakespere.The stories are, A wild cat for a wife , Bottom the actor , a pound of flesh , Falstaff and prince hal , God for harry,england and st george , The love letter , Death of a dictator , Hamlet,prince of denmark , King lear of britain , Murder at dunsinane ,and lastly The enchanted island A wild cat for a wife is the story i find that it is The Enchanted Island Met Opera on Demand The Enchanted Island A contemporary take on the th century genre of the pastiche, this delightful Baroque fantasy brings together some of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams, inspired by Shakespeare s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night s Dream.