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Sixty-Minute Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sixty-Minute Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream $9.99

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Cass Foster from William Shakespeare

Published by Five Star Publications

Large Mixed Cast
Sixty-Minute Shakespeare is an ideal alternative for those who lack the time or means to tackle the unabridged versions of the world's most widely read playwright

Cass Foster has judiciously condensed (without modernizing) the Bard's richly poetic language

He has skillfully retained the integrity of the text, allowing students to experience the thrill of the stories as well as the captivating imagery in the prose and verse

In addition, Mr Foster has provided helpful footnotes on nearly every page explaining the more arcane words and phrases to help the reader better understand and appreciate each play

Practical suggestions are clearly laid out for staging, pacing and thematic exploration

Scenes flow smoothly from one to the next, maintaining a continuity difficult to find in other condensed versions of the Bard's works

Each script is approximately 70 pages

Simple sets

REVIEWS

"Allows teacher to introduce the language more easily to wary students ... The series is a valuable resource ... Foster successfully retains each play's integrity and beauty" ~ Today's Librarian

"As our education outreach department at Colorado Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to enlightening teachers and students (and the community at large) about Shakespeare's works - using a 'hands-on' philosophy - I have found this an incredible resource. Whenever teachers are looking for a truncated script, or help with 'opening up Shakespeare' to their students" ~ Melinda J. Scott, Education Director, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

"Want to ease kids into reading full-length Shakespeare? Sixty-Minute Shakespeare offers fast-paced condensations of six Shakespeare classics. Rather than re-tell, the series preserves the original play format and the Bard's language, while providing excellent footnotes to archaic words. It's a smart stepping stone to the real thing" ~ NEA Today

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