Green Tiger’s Illustrated Shakespeare
After taking her children to visit Shakespeareís house, E. Nesbit ñ one of the greatest of childrenís novelists ñ was faced with a conundrum:
ìI canít understand a word of it,î said Iris.
ìAnd you said it was so beautiful,î Rosamund added, reproachfully. ìWhat does it all mean?î
ìYes,î Iris went on, ìyou said it was a fairy tale, and weíve read three pages, and thereís nothing
about fairies, not even a dwarf, or a fairy god mother.î
ìAnd what does ëmisgraffedí mean?î
ìand ëvantage,í and ëausterity,í and ëbelike,í and ëedict,í andóì
ìstop, stop,î I cried; I will tell you the story.î
And she did, eventually publishing her retellings of 20 of Shakespeareís plays.
The plays we include are:
As You Like It, Hamlet, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Nigh, The Tempest, Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Midsummer Nightís Dream and The Merchant of Venice.
We have selected for each play images from such great illustrators as Walter Crane, Charles Folkard, May Mulliner, Arthur Rackham, Lewis Rhead, Charles Robinson W. Heath Robinson, and Hugh Thomson.
- William Shakespeare, E. Nesbit
- Arthur Rackham
- Green Tiger Press
- Author: William Shakespeare, E. Nesbit
- Children's Classics
- Illustrator: Arthur Rackham
- Imprint: Green Tiger Press