It's time to post another WFMW tip. I stumbled across this gem the other day while in Barnes & Noble bookstore.
The series is called No Fear Shakespeare and it puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today.
I purchased A Midsummer Night's Dream and I wish I could type a quote from it because some parts are quite funny, but I can't seem to find my book. I suspect Snuggle Bug walked off with it and Heaven only knows where he stashed it.
Instead, I'm pulling an example from the Spark Notes website so that you can take a peek.
HAMLET: To be, or not to be? That is the question—Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And, by opposing, end them?
Spark Notes Text
HAMLET: The question is: is it better to be alive or dead? Is it nobler to put up with all the nasty things that luck throws your way, or to fight against all those troubles by simply putting an end to them once and for all?
I tell you what if books like these encourage more people, young and old alike, to read Shakespeare, I'm all for it!
This works for me. Maybe it'll work for you too!
If you'd like to share something that works for you, please leave me a comment. And be sure to link yourself over at Shannon's, the host of Works-For-Me Wednesday.My past WFMW entries:
list of age appropriate children's chores
linking within comments
creating blogger categories
alternate use for pot rack
cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch
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