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This abridged version of A Midsummer Night's Dream is part of 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 this script for Reader's Theatre (1-2 class periods), a Staged Reading (one week), or a full production (3-4 weeks+). This resource has been tested and performed with students in grades 6-12. Break a leg!
This version is a simple abridgment that maintains all of the subplots and has roles for fourteen students.
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
--Director's Notes (and blank version)
2. An editable script
3. Shakespeare's Language Worksheets:
--Thou vs. You
4. Editable Extension Activities:
--Character Analysis + Rubric
--Performance Review + Rubric
--Soft Skills Rubric
"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 email@example.com.
Shakespeare in 30 Resources:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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