Plot[ edit ] In the Pride Lands of Africa, King Simba and Queen Nala's newborn daughter, Kiara, is presented to the assembled animals by Rafiki, a baboon who serves as shaman and advisor.
He started with his daughter and then son. So writing a book about teaching Shakespeare to kids may have seemed natural: Your book reinvigorated Shakespeare for me, to see his work with fresh eyes. My experience of Shakespeare was dry and hard work at school.
How do you convince an adult that Shakespeare is relevant to his or her child if her experience has been similar to mine? Yours is not an untypical journey. They get a little exposure to it, and when they do, it's confusing. It literally feels like a foreign language that they can't understand, especially when they try to read it.
It's pretty intense reading for someone who doesn't know how to go about it. This is especially true for kids at a very young age, like 6 to They're open to everything. So what my book tries to do is expose both kids and their parents to the beauties and intelligence — and just plain fun — of Shakespeare with no prior knowledge required.
I had a wonderful meeting recently with an Englishman who has become a very successful businessman in an area totally unrelated to literature.
It was only later in life, in his late 30s, that he discovered and fell in love with Shakespeare for the first time. How did he do it? He told me that he used to take a group of his employees to London once a year for a blow-out day of fun and food and entertainment, so they could spend some real quality time together.
But about 20 years ago, they were on the South Bank in London and passed The Globe Theater, and tickets were available. And for my friend and his companions, it was like a revelation. He said it was like a mist that disappeared from before his eyes.
Shakespeare has enriched his life — as it enriches the lives of all of us who have had this kind of opportunity. Good actors tell the stories clearly, in a straight line, so that the audience can understand every word.
Do you hear back from adults with similar revelations after reading your book? And that's the best part of it. I'm a playwright by profession and that's how I make my living. Writing this book was a labor of love.
Believe me, no one has ever made a living writing a book about Shakespeare. But you do it because you love it so much and you want to share it with the world.
And the best part has been when people write to me and say, "Oh, my gosh! I was teaching it to my son and daughter and we all started understanding it together and now we all love it! But oh my gosh! First, read a few lines — the ones I suggest in the first chapter.
Simple, beautiful lines from a simple, understandable passage. It simply describes a place in a forest where the magical Fairy Queen of the forest sleeps at night.William Shakespeare's Powerful Use of Language - We have all certainly heard the expression “the pen is mightier than the sword” and as Hamlet states when he realizes the power of words: “I will speak daggers to her, but use none” (Hamlet ).
West Side Story is a musical with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet..
The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood (in the early s, much of the neighborhood was cleared in an urban renewal project .
Shakespeare’s original play, Romeo and Juliet and Luhrmann’s appropriated version, both investigate different types of conflict. The two texts are set in completely contrasting social and historical contexts of Elizabethan England to Southern California in Verona Beach.
Both films do an admirable job of following Shakespeare's original text, and both films do a great job of showing audiences the doomed love story that is Romeo and Juliet.
IDW's New-Trek-Movie-verse version of the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Operation: Annihilate!" spares Captain Kirk's brother George and George's wife Aurelan from being killed by the neural parasites. In the original, George Kirk was dead before the Enterprise ever arrived, and Aurelan didn't last much longer.
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (later retitled The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride) is a American animated direct-to-video romantic musical film and a sequel to Disney's animated feature film, The Lion feelthefish.com story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa and was influenced by William Shakespeare's Romeo and feelthefish.coming to co-director Darrell Rooney, the final draft gradually.