Brick Shakespeare

Brick Shakespeare

The Tragedies-Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar

by John McCannMonica Sweeney and Becky Thomas

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 06/11/2013

  $29.99

Enjoy four of Shakespeare's tragedies told with Lego bricks.

Here are Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar enacted scene by scene, captioned by excerpts from the plays. Flip through one thousand color photographs as you enjoy Shakespeare's iconic poetry and marvel at what can be done with the world's most popular children's toy. Watch the brick Hamlet give his famous "To be or not to be" soliloquy, and feel brick Ophelia's grief as she meets her watery end. Lady Macbeth in brick form brings new terror to "Out, out, damn spot!" and brick Romeo and Juliet are no less star-crossed for being rectangular and plastic.

The warm familiarity of bricks lends levity to Shakespeare's tragedies while remaining true to his original language. The ideal book for Shakespeare enthusiasts, as well as a fun way to introduce children to Shakespeare's masterpieces, this book employs Shakespeare's original, characteristic language in abridged form.

Though the language stays true to its origins, the unique format of these well-known tragedies will give readers a new way to enjoy one of the most popular playwrights in history.

ISBN:
9781626363038
9781626363038
Category:
Shakespeare plays
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
06-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
279x216x25mm
Weight:
1.45kg
John McCann

John McCann, a New England native, has over two decades of experience playing with LEGO bricks. He enjoys relaxing lakeside and can solve a Rubik's Cube in three days flat. John has a BS in biomedical engineering from the University of Hartford and is currently pursuing his master's degree. He resides in Torrington, Connecticut.

Monica Sweeney

Monica Sweeney is a best-selling children's book author whose books have sold more than two million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than ten languages.

Monica lives in Boston, Massachusetts

Becky Thomas

Becky Thomas enjoys breaking the bindings of all books Jane Austen, playing video games, and trying out new recipes.

She graduated with honors in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and she lives with her husband, Patrick, and their two cats in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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