Read Shakespeares plays in all their brillianceand understand what every word means Dont be intimidated by Shakespeare These popular guides make the Bards plays accessible and enjoyable.Each No Fear guide contains Thecomplete textof the original playAline by line translationthat puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA complete list ofcharacterswith descriptionsPlenty ofhelpful commentary...
|Title||:||Henry IV, Parts One and Two(No Fear Shakespeare)|
|Publisher||:||SparkNotes September 25, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||552 pages|
|File Size||:||572 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Henry IV, Parts One and Two(No Fear Shakespeare) Reviews
Wow...it's incredible how important a modern translation like this is in understanding Shakespeare's writing. The "No Fear" editions of Shakespeare's plays are an awesome resource, and are the only way I'll ever be able to understand what's happening in the story without constantly referencing other sources or struggling to piece things together. I love reading, but I've come to the conclusion that I'll never understand or enjoy Shakespeare like some people are able to, and as a result, when I'm forced to read Shakespeare I save a tremendous amount of time and frustration by ignoring the old english and reading only the "No Fear" translation.
Good to have parts one and two in one volume
This No Fear series continues to help me get more literate about Shakespeare. Each time I read a play, I learn more about the meaning of what's being said. Very valuable for the student or casual reader. I saw this play on the stage and had no idea what was going on most of the time. Now I get it all!
This review is to make clear, that unlike what one previous reviewer said, the book does in fact have line numbers. Not every line is numbered, but every fifth. This makes it easy to find things. This version is also very nice with the modern English translation next to the old English. I would recommend it. We used it for a high school Shakespeare class with success.
First off, I ordered this on a Friday night and received it promptly on Monday - impressive. Second, the pages are all numbered and have lines (to use for references). The modern, English translation on the right of each page is going to be very helpful for my English class. Has a very "friendly" look overall. Looking forward to using it.
This arrived much faster than expected and doubled the delight with the quality condition of the book. The convenience of having the original text on the opposing side of the modernized text allows for a nearly seamless transition while getting comfortable with Shakespeare's writing style and the colloquialisms of his age.