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Was told about these “No Fear Shakespeare” books by an English teacher. I bought two, to sit with my Y9 twin boys recently to read in conjunction with watching The Globe Theatre production of Macbeth streaming on YouTube. My boys are actually enjoying Shakespeare! Broken down into a couple of scenes per day (boys’ concentration is short)! We read the new English translation then watch those scenes. Just wow. Really pleased with our progress so far ahead of them studying Macbeth in Y10.
This is a fantastic book! My son has Dyslexia and Dysgraphia, so can struggle with difficult texts and books, like Macbeth. This means as he is following the story, it gives a clear interpretation directly beside. It's so perfect and I honestly believe these should be given out to help children ar school. It's definitely going to make my sons level of understanding a whole lot easier and higher level.
Great book, breaks the text down into layman' terms so ideal for getting a grasp of Shakespeare without having to contend with the language as the original is printed alongside the simplified version on the same page. Great for GCSE students.
This is an excellent book for those studying Macbeth for G.C.S.E or as a school project for English Language / Literature Studies. with a no nonsense guide to help students understand the text contained, One side has Shakespearian Language and the opposite page gives explanation of that text... simply Brilliant. 10 / 10
As a home educator of a 13 year old, working through KS3, I really like the layout of this book. With the original text on one side and clear explanation on the opposite page of what is going on, it makes working through Shakespeare a lot easier, and saves having to flick back and forth to check the meanings of certain words. I still needed to find additional material to explain the themes, historical background and thinking of the time, but at least this book helped us to follow the plot and dialogue of the characters. Very useful.
Bought for my son for his GCSE English course. It was recommended by the school and my son finds it very helpful. Each page contains the original play on one side with the simplified modern day translation next to it.