Monday, September 6, 2010

Shakespeare for Kids

I found this website that has adapted two Shakespeare plays for elementary school students. I find it odd that Shakespeare would be adapted for children. Shakespeare's plays have very mature and complex plot lines, with complicated writing style and language. Yet, to simplify the plot and language would lose a lot of the beauty of the original. Although it's awesome to expose youngsters to Shakespeare, I almost feel it would be better to wait to expose them and keep the meaning of the original plays true so that kids' image of what Shakespeare is is not tainted by the first impression they had from the adaptations.

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