Brick Shakespeare: The Tragedies-Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar

Brick Shakespeare: The Tragedies-Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar

Monica Sweeney

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 162636303X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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killing Banquo but expresses concern that Fleance lives. While Fleance is young and harmless now, he is sure to grow up with vengeance for his father’s death heavy on his mind. For the time being, Macbeth decides to put his anxieties aside and proceed to the party he is hosting. MACBETH Here had we now our country’s honour roofed Were the graced person of our Banquo present, Who may I rather challenge for unkindness Than pity for mischance. ROSS His absence, sir, Lays blame upon his

love, by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. Good night, good night! as sweet repose and rest Come to thy heart as that within my breast! ROMEO O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied? JULIET What satisfaction canst thou have to-night? ROMEO The exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine. JULIET I gave thee mine before thou didst request it: And yet I would it were to give again. ROMEO Wouldst thou withdraw it? for what purpose, love? JULIET

herbs, plants, stones, and their true qualities: For nought so vile that on the earth doth live But to the earth some special good doth give, Nor aught so good but strain’d from that fair use Revolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse: Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied; And vice sometimes by action dignified. Within the infant rind of this small flower Poison hath residence and medicine power: For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part; Being tasted, slays all

from their color fly, And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his luster. I did hear him groan. Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him and write his speeches in their books, Alas, it cried, “Give me some drink, Titinius,” As a sick girl. CASSIUS (cont.) Ye gods, it doth amaze me A man of such a feeble temper should So get the start of the majestic world And bear the palm alone. **** BRUTUS Another general shout! I do believe that these applauses

fair world behind, Honoured, beloved; and haply one as kind For husband shalt thou— PLAYER QUEEN O, confound the rest! Such love must needs be treason in my breast. In second husband let me be accurst! None wed the second but who killed the first. HAMLET Wormwood, wormwood. PLAYER QUEEN The instances that second marriage move Are base respects of thrift, but none of love. A second time I kill my husband dead When second husband kisses me in bed. Player King I do believe you think

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