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
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
–Director’s Notes (and blank version)
2. An editable script (for each play)
3. Shakespeare’s Language Worksheets:
–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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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-Danielle @ Nouvelle ELA