Shakespeare in 30 - All Plays & Guides (abridged Shakespeare plays)

Nouvelle ELA
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6th - 12th
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    Program Template


    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. :)

    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

    6. 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

    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


    Hamlet (& Himself)

    Hamlet (& his Friends)

    Hamlet (& his Parents)

    Hamlet (& Ophelia)

    Juliet & Romeo

    Julius Caesar

    Macbeth & the Witches


    Romeo & Juliet (set to pop songs!)


    Richard III

    You may also like my Introduction to Shakespeare Escape Room and Digital Breakout!

    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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