Twisted Tales from Shakespeare

by Richard Armour | Humor | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0070022518 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AnonymousFriend of Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on 8/8/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by AnonymousFriend from Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on Saturday, August 08, 2020
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 by AnonymousFriend at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, August 31, 2020

Released 2 mos ago (9/1/2020 UTC) at Templestowe, Victoria Australia


Release #71 for 2020 ….

Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at 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.

Released 1 mo ago (10/22/2020 UTC) at Rosanna Fire Station Community House Library in Rosanna, Victoria Australia


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