- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 901 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (16 Jan. 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003D9AMW6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #642,983 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Made Easy Series) Kindle Edition
|Length: 288 pages|
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Shakespeare should not be challenging, an ordeal. A Shakespeare comedy ought to be fun. The original language, more than 400 years old, is marvelous, but some of us need help to get there. This paraphrase beats any edition that uses footnotes.
How fortunate we are in this century: We can download a number of versions on youtube, and with this edition handy, we can achieve virtually 100% comprehension.
I do wish, though, that the paraphrase used a different font or font color. I am continually confused as to which version I'm looking at, the paraphrase or Shakespeare.
What I hadn't thought of was that the side-by-side translation doesn't exactly translate onto the Kindle. So you had pages running into each other that were mixed text, making it almost impossible to follow. There wasn't any real distinction as to when one section ended and the other began, it all just bled together.
The one issue is that this is set up for a print version, so one page is written by Shakespeare, and the opposite page is written in modern English. I read it on a Kindle, and the divisions were not marked, so you are reading along and suddenly the language changes and the place in the play changes. It took me a while to get used to it, but when I did, I was able to move quickly through the play
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