Shakespeare in 30 – All Plays & Guides

Total Pages: 500+
File Size: 68 MB



This is the Shakespeare in 30 collection. Each play in this series has been adapted for teens to tackle in about a half an hour. You can use this script for Reader’s Theatre (1-2 class periods), a Staged Reading (one week), or a full production (3-4 weeks+). These resources have been tested and performed with students in grades 6-12. Break a leg!

Each play has a different “take” on the original. Some have been abridged to focus on major characters and themes, some are adaptations or mash-ups, one is focused on stage combat, and one is a gender-bent version.

All new additions to the Shakespeare in 30 collection will be added to this bundle. 🙂

Products in this Bundle:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare in 30
Twelfth Night – Shakespeare in 30
Romeo and Juliet (set to pop songs!) – Shakespeare in 30
Juliet and Romeo – Shakespeare in 30
Julius Caesar – Shakespeare in 30
Macbeth – Shakespeare in 30
Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare in 30
As You Like It – Shakespeare in 30
Deceiving Christopher Sly – Shakespeare in 30
Hamlet (and Himself) – Shakespeare in 30
Hamlet (and his Friends) – Shakespeare in 30
Hamlet (and his Parents) – Shakespeare in 30
Hamlet (and Ophelia) – Shakespeare in 30
Othello – Shakespeare in 30
Richard III – Shakespeare in 30
Taming of the Shrew – Shakespeare in 30
The Comedy of Errors – Shakespeare in 30
The Merry Wives of Windsor – Shakespeare in 30
The Tempest – Shakespeare in 30

What You Get:

1. A full Teacher’s Guide:
–Teaching Drama in ELA & Questions to Consider
–Guide to a Staged Reading (Making the Most of One Week)
–Tips for Teaching Shakespeare
–Evaluating Drama
–Director’s Notes (and blank version)

2. An editable script (for each play)

3. Shakespeare’s Language Worksheets:
–Iambic Pentameter
–Thou vs. You

4. Editable Extension Activities:
–Character Analysis + Rubric
–Performance Review + Rubric
–Soft Skills Rubric

5. Editable Program Template
“This resource provides the ‘quick & dirty’ of a drama, without the dragging on process of a 2-3 month unit. I also love that it provides teamwork and empathy, as my kids need to continue to realize the world doesn’t revolve entirely around them!” -Victoria R.

Download the preview for more information! You can also view a sample Close Reading scene (for The Tempest) here.

About Your Resource:
Your download is a .zip file containing a several files. The Teacher’s Guide is a .pdf and cannot be edited. You can edit the script (.doc) and the extension activities (.ppt). If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at

Shakespeare in 30 Resources:


The Comedy of Errors
Deceiving Christopher Sly
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
As You Like It
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Taming of the Shrew

Juliet & Romeo
Macbeth & the Witches
Julius Caesar
Hamlet (& Himself)
Hamlet (& his Friends)
Hamlet (& his Parents)
Hamlet (& Ophelia)
Romeo & Juliet (set to pop songs!)

Richard III

Smaller Collections:
Two-play combo: Romeo & Juliet
Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Deceiving Christopher Sly, The Comedy of Errors, and Twelfth Night
Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Macbeth & the Witches, Othello, and Julius Caesar
Four Play Bundle: Macbeth & the Witches, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Much Ado About Nothing
Four Play Bundle: Four Versions of Hamlet
Eight Play Bundle

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