8 Play Bundle - Shakespeare in 30 (abridged Shakespeare)

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    1. 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 perf
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    This bundle contains eight plays in my Shakespeare in 30 collection. Each play in this series has been adapted for teens to tackle in a half an hour. You can use these scripts for Reader's Theatre (1-2 class periods), Staged Readings (one week), or full productions (3-4 weeks+). These resources have been tested with students in grades 6-12.

    The Eight Plays:

    The Comedy of Errors - a slapstick abridgment with a focus on the twins' antics. 10 roles.

    Deceiving Christopher Sly - a mashup of Taming of the Shrew and the play from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Flexible casting, 9-15 roles.

    Juliet & Romeo - an exploration of role reversal with an emphasis on combat scenes. 6F/1M.

    Macbeth & the Witches - an abridgment focused on Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, and the witches. 7 roles and 11 extras (apparations, parade of kings)

    A Midsummer Night's Dream - an abridgment with all subplots, 14 roles

    Much Ado About Nothing - an adaptation focused on mime and strong vocal choices. 13 roles.

    The Tempest - an abridgment with all subplots. 13 roles and extra mariners.

    Twelfth Night - an abridgment focused on Malvolio's mistreatment, with a strong dose of cultural references. 6 roles.

    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

    3. Shakespeare's Language Worksheets:

    --Iambic Pentameter

    --Thou vs. You

    4. Editable Extension Activities:

    --Character Analysis + Rubric

    --Performance Review + Rubric

    --Soft Skills Rubric

    5. Digital Capabilities

    --Tips for editing & uploading

    --Writable Google Slides versions of worksheets

    "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 nouvelle.ela@gmail.com.

    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


    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

    Buy 3, Get 1 Free Deal:

    If you can't find the four-play combination you want in the plays listed above, you can make your own! Simply purchase any three plays and email me at nouvelle.ela@gmail.com with your order number. Let me know the play you'd like to receive for free, and I'll email it to you within a few days. :)

    You may also like my Introduction to Shakespeare Escape Room and Digital Breakout and A Midsummer Night's Dream Escape Room!

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