Enjoy four of Shakespeare’s tragedies told with LEGO bricks. Here are Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar enacted scene by scene, captioned by excerpts from the plays. Flip through one thousand color photographs as you enjoy Shakespeare’s iconic poetry and marvel at what can be done with the world’s most popular children’s toy.
Watch the brick Hamlet give his famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy, and feel brick Ophelia’s grief as she meets her watery end. Lady Macbeth in brick form brings new terror to “Out, out, damn spot!” and brick Romeo and Juliet are no less star-crossed for being rectangular and plastic. The warm familiarity of bricks lends levity to Shakespeare’s tragedies while remaining true to his original language.
The ideal book for Shakespeare enthusiasts, as well as a fun way to introduce children to Shakespeare’s masterpieces, this book employs Shakespeare’s original, characteristic language in abridged form. Though the language stays true to its origins, the unique format of these well-known tragedies will give readers a new way to enjoy one of the most popular playwrights in history.
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
John McCann likes listening to music and practicing his photography, and he can solve a Rubik’s Cube in three days flat. He has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Hartford and is currently pursuing his master’s. He is also the coauthor, with Monica Sweeney and Becky Thomas, of Brick Shakespeare: The Tragedies. He resides in Torrington, Connecticut.
Monica Sweeneyis a writer and editor who loves to make quick and easy sweet treats after a long work day, whether she's curling up with a book or binge-watching Netflix. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts
Becky Thomas enjoys crocheting, cross-stitch, and playing video games. She is also the coauthor, with John McCann and Monica Sweeney, of Brick Shakespeare: The Tragedies. She lives with her husband, Patrick, and their cats, Leo and Leia, in Burlington, Massachusetts.