Deceiving Christopher Sly - Shakespeare in 30 (abridged Shakespeare)

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This mashup of Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night's Dream is part of my Shakespeare in 30 collection. Each abridged Shakespeare play in this series has been adapted for teens to tackle in a half an hour. This abridged Shakespeare mashup is perfect for ELA, ESL, and Shakespeare camps.

This abridged Shakespeare play has been used with:

✅ Reader’s Theatre (1-2 class periods)

✅ Staged Readings (1 week)

✅ Full production (3-4 weeks)

The Shakespeare in 30 collection is perfect for students in grades 6-12 studying William Shakespeare. This mashup uses the induction scene from Taming of the Shrew and the play-within-a-play from A Midsummer Night's Dream. It is extremely flexible and can be cast for 9-15 students.

Your Deceiving Christopher Sly resource includes:

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

What teachers like you are saying:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "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. (bundle review)

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 several files. The Teacher's Guide is a .pdf and cannot be edited. You can edit the script (.doc) and the extension activities (.ppt). You also get the worksheets as fillable Google Slides. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at nouvelle.ela@gmail.com.

⭐️ Shakespeare in 30 Resources: ⭐️

Comedies:

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

Tragedies:

Juliet & Romeo

Macbeth & the Witches

Julius Caesar

Othello

Hamlet 

Romeo & Juliet (set to pop songs!)

Histories:

Richard III

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

All Plays & Guides

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!

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-Danielle @ Nouvelle ELA

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