Monday, October 4, 2010

"Shakespeare & Nostalgia"

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)


justine said...

Oh how lovely, I will check out the other post but love your prompt here.

Patty Ann said...

I love the book. I have an old "alice in Wonderland" back from many years ago. I love the nostalgia that a good book can bring! Great job and I do love the pictures!

Rosie said...

Oh, how beautiful! Old books really have something, don't they!