The Sunday Creative Challenge prompt this week is "Nostalgia".
I believe the Tales from Shakespeare book was published no later than 1912, and written by Charles & Mary Lamb (brother & sister) and published by (NY) Gilbert H. McKibbin. It is a retelling of Shakespeare - a version I am very much appreciative of as it isn't the easiest of reading for me - however - I do love the stories. The Macbeth book was published 1907.
My grandmother was a school teacher before she was married. I love this book as it has her handwriting in it and notes she took for class.
Below are a few beautiful illustrations from the book:
|King Lear - Lear Banishes Cordelia|
|As You Like It - Orlando & Rosalind|
|Romeo & Juliet - The Parting|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream - Titania & Bottom the Weaver|
My son played not only Bottom but also Puck when he was younger. Great memories of him quoting Shakespeare (with an accent!) at such a young age. Below is a You-Tube video of him this past year performing a song from "Hair". Video was from my little camera, so the visual isn't that great, but the sound is good. Not exactly Shakespeare - but he is definitely a performer. click here to see. (or go to a later post on this blog - I had trouble loading it inside of this post)