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More Scenes from Shakespeare: Twenty Cuttings for Acting and Directing Practice [Paperback]

By William Shakespeare (Author) & Michael Wilson (Editor)
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Twenty cuttings for acting and directing practice edited by Michael Wilson. A better way to get students excited about acting Shakespeare. Breaking Shakespeare's plays into small, workable scenes improves students' interest, enthusiasm and performance. Each scene contains between two and seven characters and is between five and twenty minutes in length. Each scene is preceded by a synopsis of what has happened and a list of characters. Includes: Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew

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A better way to get students excited about acting Shakespeare. Breaking Shakespeare's plays into small workable scenes improves students' interest, enthusiasm and performance. Each scene contains between two and seven characters. All scenes are between five and twenty minutes in length. Scenes are preceded by a list of lead and supporting characters and a brief description of what has occurred thus far in the play. Students can easily grasp the setting, motivation and basic character development. Ideal for contests, auditions and acting workshops. This collection features scenes from Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, As You Like it and The Taming of the Shrew. Perfect for classes that have limited time to study Shakespeare.

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Studio: Meriwether Publishing
Pages   141
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2000
Publisher   Meriwether Publishing
ISBN  1566080509  
ISBN13  9781566080507  


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More About William Shakespeare & Michael Wilson


William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers. Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain s Men (later under James I, called the King s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio."

William Shakespeare lived in Stratford-Upon-The Avon. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.

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Yet another high school level text for theatre (yawn)  Oct 9, 2007
All I need is a good middle school level text to teach Shakespeare. This text is far too advanced for middle-schoolers. Lucky for me, I purchased 2 texts and the other is very age appropriate. The set up is also not very user friendly. The beginning does not clearly state # of male/female parts, only "characters" and "supporting characters" and their names. Casts are too large, especially for teaching introductory Shakespare, even at the high school level. I suppose the "supporting characters" might be nice to fill with students who aren't comfortable on stage or want a smaller part.
 

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