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from the title page in which Shakespeare s best known plays are presented in a new light, the old light having blown a fuse, together with introductions, questions, appendices, and other critical apparatus intended to contribute to a clearer misunderstanding of the subject Twistfully illustrated by Campbell Grant


10 thoughts on “Twisted Tales from Shakespeare

  1. Persephone Persephone says:

    I am for you cries Tybalt, trying to mix Romeo up, being really against him.Lady Macbeth rubs her hands with Glee, a Scottish detergent of those days Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee, Sing willow, willow, willow Try singing any song in this position.If you know a lot about Shakespeare, this book is hysterical if you don t, this book is actually not a bad place to start Below the sly comments and outrageous puns, there s actually a reasonable amount of scholarship,I am for you cries Tybalt, trying to mix Romeo up, being really against him.Lady Macbeth rubs her hands with Glee, a Scottish detergent of those days Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee, Sing willow, willow, willow Try singing any song in this position.If you know a lot about Shakespeare, this book is hysterical if you don t, this book is actually not a bad place to start Below the sly comments and outrageous puns, there s actually a reasonable amount of scholarship, but the laughter blows pretensions sky high


  2. James Swenson James Swenson says:

    Richard Armour clearly loves the work of Shakespeare, and knows it well In Twisted Tales from Shakespeare, he turns his talents to the mockery of six of Shakespeare s most famous plays, along with the sonnets.The results are not to be missed Here is Armour on


  3. Jack Jack says:

    When I was a high school sopho, I was desperate They were having us read Shakespeare Hamlet, I believe To me, the Bard s plays were to be experienced, not read But this was the early 70 s and we didn t have the internet We had Cliff Notes, but when I read them, they weren t any better Then I found this lovely, silly, irreverent book in the bookstore and suddenly, much of what Shakespeare wrote made sense My teacher noticed that I was participating in class albeit with a wry sense o When I was a high school sopho, I was desperate They were having us read Shakespeare Hamlet, I believe To me, the Bard s plays were to be experienced, not read But this was the early 70 s and we didn t have the internet We had Cliff Notes, but when I read them, they weren t any better Then I found this lovely, silly, irreverent book in the bookstore and suddenly, much of what Shakespeare wrote made sense My teacher noticed that I was participating in class albeit with a wry sense of humor and the absurd as she put it I passed English lit because of this book and I ve read it a dozen times since then


  4. NinjaMuse NinjaMuse says:

    In brief Shakespeare s greatest hits, told by an English major who s only sort of paid attention and never leaves a pun unturned.Thoughts This is pretty relentlessly silly, but it still gets at the crux of the plays, or at least makes good points about traditional interpretations of them It s not something I d recommend to a Shakespeare newbie unless I m pairing it with the play s in question, simply because the stories don t quite line up, some of the jokes will fly over the head of someone In brief Shakespeare s greatest hits, told by an English major who s only sort of paid attention and never leaves a pun unturned.Thoughts This is pretty relentlessly silly, but it still gets at the crux of the plays, or at least makes good points about traditional interpretations of them It s not something I d recommend to a Shakespeare newbie unless I m pairing it with the play s in question, simply because the stories don t quite line up, some of the jokes will fly over the head of someone who doesn t know the stories already, and I m a bit of a Shakespeare purist But it s still fun and entertaining and holds up surprisingly well considering it s sixty something years old.The humour and satire here are a mix of pithy quips, puns and deliberate misunderstandings of Shakespeare s words, and modernisations of some of the scenes So you get Juliet withdraws her lips and comments about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern being completely interchangeable and Lysander has an aunt who lives in a town some distance away, where the marriage laws arelax than Athens The town isn t named, but it s probably in Nevada Taken a bit at a time, they re worthy of a snort or an eye roll, but reading the whole book, with a joke every line or two, got wearing.Another note I think I ve read this before, actually It s from my dad s library and he loaned it to me over Christmas, and I have vague memories of reading a book like this in high school If I did, I think I found it funnier then, so slightly bored teenage book nerd is probably the perfect audience On the other hand, I have a good memory as a rule and the fact that I m not sure if I ve read this or not, well That says something too.In sum this lasted me an amusing few days but I m probably going to find it pretty forgettable in the long run I d rec it if you re interested or you happen to like Shakespeare and see it secondhand somewhere, but it s not really something to rush out and get English teachers will probably find a winner, though.6 10To bear in mind The humour is very 1950s, so not every joke lands well on 21st century ears Especially some of the jokes about the women


  5. Cricket Muse Cricket Muse says:

    Irresistible Seriously, Shakespeare shouldn t be taken as seriously as he tends be After all, he knew how to have pun with words Richard Armour also knows his way around puns and takes on Hamlet,Macbeth,A Midsummer Night s Dream, Romeo and Juliet,The Merchant of Venice, and Othello and paraphrases these well known plays with wit and plenty of wordplay.A gem of amusement of both students and scholars A four only because some of the punnery became a wee bit extreme I can laugh at Shakespeare Irresistible Seriously, Shakespeare shouldn t be taken as seriously as he tends be After all, he knew how to have pun with words Richard Armour also knows his way around puns and takes on Hamlet,Macbeth,A Midsummer Night s Dream, Romeo and Juliet,The Merchant of Venice, and Othello and paraphrases these well known plays with wit and plenty of wordplay.A gem of amusement of both students and scholars A four only because some of the punnery became a wee bit extreme I can laugh at Shakespeare just so much I am a Bardinator after all, mocking him becomes a fine line


  6. Matt Shaw Matt Shaw says:

    Fun, pun laden, and sometimes cringeworthy This was great brain candy.


  7. Daniel Summerstay Daniel Summerstay says:

    My English teacher handed this to me right after our class finished Hamlet I soon garnered a lot of sideways glances from people who were in her room to work on essays because I was in the corner giggling like a lunatic I promptly read the Macbeth section, as I was just as intimately familiar with that play, and was equally delighted Each chapter can only be fully enjoyed, however, if all the references to the plays are understood Because of this, I watched Othello and Merchant of Venice on My English teacher handed this to me right after our class finished Hamlet I soon garnered a lot of sideways glances from people who were in her room to work on essays because I was in the corner giggling like a lunatic I promptly read the Macbeth section, as I was just as intimately familiar with that play, and was equally delighted Each chapter can only be fully enjoyed, however, if all the references to the plays are understood Because of this, I watched Othello and Merchant of Venice on my computer, simply so I could enjoy their chapters in this book After performing in A Midsummer Night s Dream this summer, I reread that chapter and was just as amused as when I read it the first time only a few months ago I wish Armour s books were easier to find


  8. Claudia Claudia says:

    A recent Goodwill find I LOVE Armour s silliness I remember using this book when I student taughta 21 year old, teaching 18 year olds I had one class of gifted kids, a couple of traditional college bound, and one class of sweathogs kids who HAD to pass English only three years were required, so most kids didn t even take English 4 or they wouldn t graduate One boy read 80 words a minute and one boy ONLY came to school on Fridays Teaching MACBETH to those three very different gro A recent Goodwill find I LOVE Armour s silliness I remember using this book when I student taughta 21 year old, teaching 18 year olds I had one class of gifted kids, a couple of traditional college bound, and one class of sweathogs kids who HAD to pass English only three years were required, so most kids didn t even take English 4 or they wouldn t graduate One boy read 80 words a minute and one boy ONLY came to school on Fridays Teaching MACBETH to those three very different groups of kids cemented my love for struggling learners My Sweathogs were prepared every day kids were expected to read outside of class, and they did , they understood the over the top emotions I remember one day finding a phonograph record yes, I am OLD of the scene where MacDuff discovers his children and wife have been murderedthe Sweathogs were the only group to really connect with that horrible loss I was in love.I shared Armour s version of MACBETH with all my classes, but again, the privileged kids in Miller High School were unmoved I instinctively knew even then, one of the reasons to read great literature was to be able to laugh at the inside jokes, like Armour s twisted tales This book connects me right back to those kids and the strong bonds that MACBETH or the SCOTTISH PLAY created for us allMy kids giggled over the jokes about Lady Macbeth, because they KNEW the original.Finding this book, published in 1957, with a price of 1.75 printed on the front, took me back instantly to that hot fall in Northwest IndianaThis time I read all his retellings, and see HAMLET and ROMEO AND JULIET would be equally successful in our classrooms Will be taking this to school Makes me smile that I own a copy again


  9. Jay Jay says:

    I found this funny enough that I laughed aloud a few times I highly recommend reading the complete works of Shakespeare before reading this book Also, you should join a conspiracy theory regarding the actual authorship of the plays attributed to Shakespeare, take three or four classes on the various plays, read up on the life of Shakespeare Wikipedia is insufficient, even if you improve the entry with learned edits , learn the details of Shakespearean signature verifications dotted S and al I found this funny enough that I laughed aloud a few times I highly recommend reading the complete works of Shakespeare before reading this book Also, you should join a conspiracy theory regarding the actual authorship of the plays attributed to Shakespeare, take three or four classes on the various plays, read up on the life of Shakespeare Wikipedia is insufficient, even if you improve the entry with learned edits , learn the details of Shakespearean signature verifications dotted S and all , and have any residual ire over possible dishonorment of Shakespeare s genius surgically removed The prep is definitely worth the result I d rate this book 3.79, rounding up to a four


  10. Sherry Sherry says:

    This book is a great way to introduce novice students to Shakespeare Richard Armour is witty and he gives the substance of the story somehow including the feelings students, or anyone brought up in 20 th and 21st century might have in response to the story My students loved it We made a performance out of Hamlet, in which we included key monologues for the students to learn I recommend it, and whomever has the rights should re publish It s well worth it.