Shakespeare For Reader's Theatre: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream by John PoulsenShakespeare For Reader's Theatre: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream by John Poulsen

Shakespeare For Reader's Theatre: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream

byJohn Poulsen

Paperback | February 1, 2013

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Shakespeare for Readers' Theatre is a Readers' Theatre collection of three of Shakespeare's plays in abridged form. In this first book of the series, three of Shakespeare's most beloved plays are presented: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, as well as Midsummer Night's Dream, and have been trimmed while keeping Shakespeare's beautiful language.

Hamlet can run more than four hours but this Hamlet will run less than 45 minutes while keeping most of the great lines. Not short enough? The book contains an even shorter version of Hamlet that should run less than 20 minutes. That is, each of the Shakespeare plays have two Readers' Theatre versions, the long version intended to run 45 minutes and the short version intended to run about 20 minutes.

Shakespeare for Readers' Theatre also includes an introduction to the each of the plays including probable original sources, first production dates, and important historical information. Further, each of the Readers' Theatre long versions have attached suggested director's notes. These notes include interpretations of the text, definitions, blocking suggestions, and character recommendations. The book is intended as an important practical resource for theatre practitioners, directors, and teachers.
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
Title:Shakespeare For Reader's Theatre: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night's DreamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.58 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Five Rivers PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192740018X

ISBN - 13:9781927400180

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