When it comes to writing your coursework, preparing for your exam or simply understanding Shakespeare better, these modern Shakespeare ebooks are the perfect Shakespeare resources for students – both school and college level study.
These modern English Shakespeare resources are aimed at 12-18 year olds, and are ideal for: IB, SAT, GCSE, Key Stage 3, AS Level, A Level etc.
Once you’ve read the modern language Shakespeare translation of your choice you’ll have a complete understanding of the story: You’ll know exactly what the characters are doing, where they are and (the thing you most want to understand!) what they are saying, in clear modern English.
Read Macbeth, for example, as a fast moving thriller, or Romeo and Juliet as a teenage novel with all its excitement, teenage emotion and sadness – just like the novels you already read, only with a better story. If you don’t believe it check out a sample of one of Shakespeare’s plays translated into modern Englishto see for yourself.
These novels follow the structure of the plays very closely, and are set out in the Acts and Scenes of Shakespeare’s texts. This means you could have both the No Sweat Shakespeare text and Shakespeare’s text in front of you and go from one to the other. All those difficult bits will disappear and you will have a full understanding of those parts you may have found tricky. What’s more, not a single line of Shakespeare has been lost, so you will be able to pinpoint any word or phrase or sentence or speech in the Shakespeare text and follow it in every detail in the No Sweat Shakespeare modern text. And the most important thing is that all those obscure and difficult words, all those long speeches with sentences that seem never to come to an end, will spring off the page, funny, sad, thoughtful, exciting, and fresh, just as Shakespeare’s audiences would have experienced them, understanding every syllable immediately. There will be no more need to ‘work things out’.
Best of all, you can read the whole novel in an evening. It’s Shakespeare made easy and interesting – you won’t be able to put it down!
The plays are downloadable in Adobe documents, so you’ll be able to read them on your PC or laptop, print the whole thing out or just print the part that you’re working on. Once you’ve told your parents about it they’ll want to read it too, and you’ll be able to discuss the play with them. As soon as you show them the sample they will also know that the novel is exactly what you need for your Shakespeare learning.