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eBook The Enchanted Island I personally owe a lot of my initial grasp and understanding of many of Shakes

eBook 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 am Book 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.. A viral Book 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. Enchanted Island Nov , There s a cheesy fight scene on the beach, when two of the sailors decide to stay on the island, but that s the beginning of the trouble One of them has an infection from a knife wound, and they have stumbled into the cannibal part of the island Don Dubbins is Tom, the wing man. 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 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 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. Read The Enchanted Island Online, Free Books by Fannie The Enchanted Island is a popular book by Fannie Louise Apjohn Read The Enchanted Island, free online version of the book by Fannie Louise Apjohn, on ReadCentral Fannie Louise Apjohn s The Enchanted Island consists of parts for ease of reading. Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend Enchanted Islands is a fictional narrative based on the memoirs of Frances and Ainslee Conway The story begins in a Jewish retirement home in the San Francisco area Frances and her friend Rosalie are old ladies now We see them at this stage for a few minutes and then Frances begins her story. Stories From The Enchanted Island Literature Here The Enchanted Island The Taming of The Shrew A Wild Cat for a Wife This is an interesting story written by William Shakespeare In an Italian city known as Padua, a wealthy man, Baptista, had two daughters Katharine, the older one, and Bianca, the younger of the two.

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    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.

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  • 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 interesting then the other ten story.This story is about a girl called Kate.She has a [...]


  • 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 p [...]




  • This was my first encounter with any kind of Shakespeare play or literature as a kid, and I found it surprisingly good You get A Midsummer s Night Dream one of my favourites that is rather witty, and not too overbearing or boring like Hamlet for instance , The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet ugh , and the aforementioned The Enchanted Island,to mention here The stories here are not as dry and droll as one might fear, for classic plays literature.My dear uncle fished this out from a rubbish heap near h [...]


  • i love love love this book I had to read it in school and fell head over heels for it It base on Shakespare s stories I particularly love THE TAMING OF THE SHEW I read it so many times the pages were torn and dirty HE HE HE you must read it I still have the one i used in high school and i ve been out mor than 15 years now.


  • This was my introduction to Shakespeare These retellings are very good they are not nearly as dry as the Lamb versions I LOVE this book, because it can convey the brilliance of Shakespeare in a concise, yet very moving way The highlight of the book is the retelling of King Lear Simply fantastic


  • This was my first introduction to Shakespeare in the world of literature I had seen Romeo and Juliet, of course, but I had never read anything by him I loved this book I hope schools continue to use it as a favourable and easy introduction to the works of William Shakespeare.








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