A good idea, but spoilt by poor editing.,
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This review is from: Coriolanus In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version) (Kindle Edition)
I could not possibly evaluate the work of Shakespeare - his words have stood the test of time without any help from me! The idea of adding a modern English "translation", line by line, for those of us who are not English scholars seems to me, in principle, to be a helpful device. However this version lets itself down by, simply, not being done very well. The editing is poor, with some sloppy spelling and errors in basic grammar, and some crass americanisms really do jar in this context. There are also places where the modern version seems to be a misleading rendition of the original. So this could be useful for someone who really has difficulty reading early modern English, but I found it disappointing.