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Nded to contribute to a clearer misunderstanding of the subject Twistfully illustrated by Campbell Gra. A recent Goodwill find I LOVE Armour s silliness I remember using this book when I student taughta 21 year old teaching 18 year olds I had one class of gifted kids a couple of traditional college bound and one class of sweathogs kids who HAD to pass English only three years were reuired so most kids didn t even take English 4 or they wouldn t graduate One boy read 80 words a minute and one boy ONLY came to school on Fridays Teaching MACBETH to those three very different groups of kids cemented my love for struggling learners My Sweathogs were prepared every day kids were expected to read outside of class and they did they understood the over the top emotions I remember one day finding a phonograph record yes I am OLD of the scene where MacDuff discovers his children and wife have been murderedthe Sweathogs were the only group to really connect with that horrible loss I was in loveI shared Armour s version of MACBETH with all my classes but again the privileged kids in Miller High School were unmoved I instinctively knew even then one of the reasons to read great literature was to be able to laugh at the inside jokes like Armour s twisted tales This book connects me right back to those kids and the strong bonds that MACBETH or the SCOTTISH PLAY created for us allMy kids giggled over the jokes about Lady Macbeth because they KNEW the originalFinding this book published in 1957 with a price of 175 printed on the front took me back instantly to that hot fall in Northwest IndianaThis time I read all his retellings and see HAMLET and ROMEO AND JULIET would be eually successful in our classrooms Will be taking this to school Makes me smile that I own a copy again

Summary Twisted Tales from Shakespeare

Twisted Tales from Shakespeare

Having blown a fuse together with introductions uestions appendices and other critical apparatus inte. In brief Shakespeare s greatest hits told by an English major who s only sort of paid attention and never leaves a pun unturnedThoughts This is pretty relentlessly silly but it still gets at the crux of the plays or at least makes good points about traditional interpretations of them It s not something I d recommend to a Shakespeare newbie unless I m pairing it with the plays in uestion simply because the stories don t uite line up some of the jokes will fly over the head of someone who doesn t know the stories already and I m a bit of a Shakespeare purist But it s still fun and entertaining and holds up surprisingly well considering it s sixty something years oldThe humour and satire here are a mix of pithy uips puns and deliberate misunderstandings of Shakespeare s words and modernisations of some of the scenes So you get Juliet withdraws her lips and comments about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern being completely interchangeable and Lysander has an aunt who lives in a town some distance away where the marriage laws are lax than Athens The town isn t named but it s probably in Nevada Taken a bit at a time they re worthy of a snort or an eye roll but reading the whole book with a joke every line or two got wearingAnother note I think I ve read this before actually It s from my dad s library and he loaned it to me over Christmas and I have vague memories of reading a book like this in high school If I did I think I found it funnier then so slightly bored teenage book nerd is probably the perfect audience On the other hand I have a good memory as a rule and the fact that I m not sure if I ve read this or not well That says something tooIn sum this lasted me an amusing few days but I m probably going to find it pretty forgettable in the long run I d rec it if you re interested or you happen to like Shakespeare and see it secondhand somewhere but it s not really something to rush out and get English teachers will probably find a winner though610To bear in mind The humour is very 1950s so not every joke lands well on 21st century ears Especially some of the jokes about the women

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From the title page in which Shakespeare's best known plays are presented in a new light the old light. Richard Armour clearly loves the work of Shakespeare and knows it well In Twisted Tales from Shakespeare he turns his talents to the mockery of six of Shakespeare s most famous plays along with the sonnetsThe results are not to be missed Here is Armour on A Midsummer Night s Dreamuite obviously A Midsummer Night s Dream was written for the court where people could be ordered to attend The central theme it is often pointed out is the irrational nature of love but let us not overlook the possibility of the irrational nature of Shakespeare And what the reader may ask of the characters If they seem a bit wooden it may be that Shakespeare wished them to feel at home in the forest where most of the action takes placeFollowed by this gemAn odd lot of people are assembled in Peter uince s carpenter shop in another part of Athens They are uince Nick Bottom a weaver especially when he is drunk Francis Flute a bellows mender Robert Starveling a tailor and Tom Snout a tinker though we are not told what he tinks about Also in the company naturally enough is Snug a joiner If the names of these people seem rather peculiar one must remember as Shakespeare didn t that they are GreeksI think this next one though is the one that gives the best sense of what it s like to read ArmourI ll run from thee Helena and hide me in the brakes threatens Demetrius The brakes will stop her he thinks to himself cunninglySome of the best laughs come from the study uestions Here s the last one on A Midsummer Night s Dream10 Suggest a appropriate title for this play For instance Much Ado about Nothing Or All s Well That EndsOK I can t resist one study uestion this one on Romeo and Juliet9 After viewing the corpses of Romeo and Juliet express your candid opinion of the critic who said that at the close of the play both hero and heroine are stronger and finer than at the beginning Healing Sex new light the old light. Richard Armour clearly loves the work of Shakespeare and knows it well In Twisted Tales from Shakespeare he turns his talents to the mockery of six of Shakespeare s most famous plays along with the sonnetsThe results are Spark (Stronger, not to be missed Here is Armour on A Midsummer Night s Dreamuite obviously A Midsummer Night s Dream was written for the court where people could be ordered to attend The central theme it is often pointed out is the irrational Wonder Woman and Philosophy nature of love but let us Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung not overlook the possibility of the irrational Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, nature of Shakespeare And what the reader may ask of the characters If they seem a bit wooden it may be that Shakespeare wished them to feel at home in the forest where most of the action takes placeFollowed by this gemAn odd lot of people are assembled in Peter uince s carpenter shop in another part of Athens They are uince Nick Bottom a weaver especially when he is drunk Francis Flute a bellows mender Robert Starveling a tailor and Tom Snout a tinker though we are Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar not told what he tinks about Also in the company Absolute Banking English naturally enough is Snug a joiner If the Czarownik Iwanow (Kroniki Jakuba Wędrowycza, next one though is the one that gives the best sense of what it s like to read ArmourI ll run from thee Helena and hide me in the brakes threatens Demetrius The brakes will stop her he thinks to himself cunninglySome of the best laughs come from the study uestions Here s the last one on A Midsummer Night s Dream10 Suggest a appropriate title for this play For instance Much Ado about Nothing Or All s Well That EndsOK I can t resist one study uestion this one on Romeo and Juliet9 After viewing the corpses of Romeo and Juliet express your candid opinion of the critic who said that at the close of the play both hero and heroine are stronger and finer than at the beginning


10 thoughts on “Twisted Tales from Shakespeare

  1. says:

    I am for you cries Tybalt trying to mix Romeo up being really against him Lady Macbeth rubs her hands with Glee

  2. says:

    Richard Armour clearly loves the work of Shakespeare and knows it well In Twisted Tales from Shakespeare he turns his talents to the mockery of six of Shakespeare's most famous plays along with the sonnetsThe results are not to be m

  3. says:

    When I was a high school sopho I was desperate They were having us read Shakespeare Hamlet I believe To me the Bard's plays were to be experienced not read But this was the early 70's and we didn't have the internet We had Cliff Notes but when I read them they weren't any better Then I found this lovely silly irreverent book in the bookstore and suddenly much of what Shakespeare wrote made sense My teacher noticed that I was par

  4. says:

    In brief Shakespeare’s greatest hits told by an English major who’s only sort of paid attention and never l

  5. says:

    Irresistible Seriously Shakespeare shouldn’t be taken as seriously as he tends be After all he knew how to have pun with words Richard Armour also knows his way around puns and takes on HamletMacbethA Midsummer Night’s Dream Romeo and JulietThe Merchant of Venice and Othello and paraphrases these well known plays wit

  6. says:

    Fun pun laden and sometimes cringeworthy This was great brain candy

  7. says:

    My English teacher handed this to me right after our class finished Hamlet I soon garnered a lot of sideways glances from people who were in her room to work on essays because I was in the corner giggling like a lunatic I promptly read the Macbeth section as I was just as intimately familiar with that play and was eually delighted Each chapter can only be fully enjoyed however if all the references to the plays are un

  8. says:

    A recent Goodwill find I LOVE Armour's silliness I remember using this book when I student taughta 21 year old teaching 18 year olds I had one c

  9. says:

    I found this funny; enough that I laughed aloud a few times I highly recommend reading the complete works of Sh

  10. says:

    This book is a great way to introduce novice students to Shakespeare Richard Armour is witty and he gives the substance of the story somehow including the feelings students or anyone brought up in 20 th and 21st century might have in response to the story My students loved it We made a performance out of Hamlet

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