Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies—A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew
John Mccann, Monica Sweeney
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Explore four of Shakespeare's comedies like never before—with LEGO bricks! This book presents Shakespeare's most delightful comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in one thousand amazing color photographs. This unique adaptation of the world's most famous plays stays true to Shakespeare's original text, while giving audiences an exciting new perspective as the stories are retold with the universally beloved construction toy.
Get caught up in hilarious misadventures as brick Puck leads the lovers astray through the brick forests of Athens. Watch Cupid kill with traps in the plot to marry Beatrice and Benedict. Marvel at the changing disguises of the men vying for brick Bianca's affections, and feel the churn of the ocean as Prospero sinks his brother's ship into the brick sea. These iconic stories jump off the page with fun, creative sets built brick by brick, scene by scene!
This incredible method of storytelling gives new life to Shakespeare's masterpieces. With an abridged form that maintains original Shakespearean language and modern visuals, this ode to the Bard is sure to please all audiences, from the most versed Shakespeare enthusiasts to young students and newcomers alike!
and mysterious things that happen there, where affections are distorted, and voices and strange noises whisper through the trees. In the woods, everything gets turned around before it is finally set right. This comedy is one of the most loved of Shakespeare’s plays because it includes all the best aspects of the genre: a magical setting, young lovers thwarted by social pressures, and a hilariously acerbic catfight for good measure. Much of the draw of this play, in Shakespeare’s time and our
there; And, sweet sprites, the burthen bear. Hark, hark! The watch-dogs bark! Hark, hark! I hear The strain of strutting chanticleer Cry, Cock-a-diddle-dow. FERDINAND Where should this music be? i’ the air or the earth? It sounds no more: and sure, it waits upon Some god o’ the island. Sitting on a bank, Weeping again the king my father’s wreck, This music crept by me upon the waters, Allaying both their fury and my passion With its sweet air: thence I have follow’d it, Or it hath
spirit had been invincible against all assaults of affection. LEONATO I would have sworn it had, my lord; especially against Benedick. BENEDICK I should think this a gull, but that the white-bearded fellow speaks it: knavery cannot, sure, hide himself in such reverence. CLAUDIO He hath ta’en the infection: hold it up. DON PEDRO Hath she made her affection known to Benedick? LEONATO No; and swears she never will: that’s her torment. CLAUDIO ’Tis true, indeed; so your daughter says:
get thee a wife, get thee a wife: there is no staff more reverend than one tipped with horn. MESSENGER My lord, your brother John is ta’en in flight, And brought with armed men back to Messina. BENEDICK Think not on him till to-morrow: I’ll devise thee brave punishments for him. Strike up, pipers. The Taming of the Shrew INTRODUCTION The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and frequently adapted comedies. First scrawled sometime between 1590 and 1592, this play
Gremio, The narrow-prying father, Minola, The quaint musician, amorous Licio; All for my master’s sake, Lucentio. TRANIO (cont.) Signior Gremio, came you from the church? GREMIO As willingly as e’er I came from school. TRANIO And is the bride and bridegroom coming home? GREMIO A bridegroom say you? ’tis a groom indeed, A grumbling groom, and that the girl shall find. TRANIO Curster than she? why, ’tis impossible. GREMIO Why he’s a devil, a devil, a very fiend. TRANIO Why, she’s