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About Ken Ludwig
Ken Ludwig is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work has been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. He has written 24 plays and musicals, among them Lend Me A Tenor (two Tony Awards), Crazy For You (Tony Award for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo and Baskerville, with six productions on Broadway and seven in London’s West End. How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare won the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book and Ken's essays are published by the Yale Review. He is on the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
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To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Pride and Prejudice to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters, language, and themes. In How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig provides the tools you need to inspire an understanding, and a love, of Shakespeare’s works in your children, and to have fun together along the way.
Ken Ludwig devised his friendly, easy-to-master methods while teaching his own children. Beginning with memorizing short passages from the plays, his technique then instills children with cultural references they will utilize for years to come. Ludwig’s approach includes understanding of the time period and implications of Shakespeare’s diction as well as the invaluable lessons behind his words and stories. Colorfully incorporating the history of Shakespearean theater and society, How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare guides readers on an informed and adventurous journey through the world in which the Bard wrote.
This book’s simple process allows anyone to impart to children the wisdom of plays like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. And there’s fun to be had throughout. Shakespeare novices and experts and readers of all ages will each find something delightfully irresistible in How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare.