Twisted Tales from Shakespeare
2 journalers for this copy...
A humorous retelling of the plays of the Bard, twistfully illustrated by Campbell Grant. The humour and satire here are a mix of pithy quips, 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 more 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 wearing.
This is a 1958 hardcover which has lost its dust cover.
Journal Entry 2
Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, August 31, 2020
Released 2 mos ago (9/1/2020 UTC) at Templestowe, Victoria Australia
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Release #71 for 2020 ….
Journal Entry 3
Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, September 09, 2020
This arrived in Templestowe today - what a surprise, what a delightful little book with terrific illustrations.
Thank-you AnonymousFriend you made my day.
Journal Entry 4
Rosanna Fire Station Community House Library in Rosanna, Victoria Australia on Monday, October 19, 2020
Released 1 mo ago (10/22/2020 UTC) at Rosanna Fire Station Community House Library in Rosanna, Victoria Australia
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Into the library.
To the finder of this book -
Please let me know it is in safe hands by journalling that you have caught it, you are under no obligation to read it and Bookcrossing is completely anonymous.