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Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series: Hamlet (Classics for All Ages) (Paperba...
    By Cass Foster
N/A 6/24/2011
fivestar said: Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series A Series by Cass Foster This highly acclaimed series makes Shakespeare very accessible and is found in all 50 U.S. states, all Canadian provinces, and 45 countries. The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare series is an ideal alternative for those who lack the time to tackle the unabridged versions of the world's most widely read playwright. Professor Cass Foster has judiciously condensed (without modernizing) the Bard's richly poetic language. He has skillfully retained the integrity of the text, allowing students to experience the thrill of the stories as well as the captivating imagery in the prose and verse. In addition, the author has provided helpful footnotes on nearly every page explaining the more arcane words and phrases to help the reader better understand and appreciate each play. You will find the practical suggestions clearly laid out for staging, pacing, and thematic exploration very useful. Scenes flow smoothly from one to the next, maintaining a continuity difficult to find in other condensed versions of the Bard's works. Each script is approximately 70 pages. The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare series might be for you if... Your students rely too heavily on classroom discussion in order to understand the plays. You lack the time to introduce all the plays you would like your students to be familiar with. You lack the time and resources to stage a fully-mounted Shakespearean production. You are curious why schools in all U.S. states, all Canadian provinces, and 45 other countries are working with the Sixty-Minute Shakespeare series. Visit:
tags: Shakespeare, students, literature, school, teachers, curriculum, required reading
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