Monday, 11 May 2009

Hamlet - A Novel by John Marsden: Book 26, 2009

Title: Hamlet - A Novel by John Marsden
Genre: Literateure
Rating: 8/10
Comments: Hamlet by John Marsden? I thought Shakespeare wrote Hamlet!
True. And it's a great story but 400 years on many people find the language - beautiful as it is - an impediment to understanding exactly what is going on. So Young Adult Fiction writer and English teacher John Marsden has 'translated' the play into novel form to make it accessible to students and encourage them to tackle the original play. The novel retains all the original names and story lines. Both a great teaching aid and worth reading on its own.

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