Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series: Romeo and Juliet

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9781877749384: Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series: Romeo and Juliet

An abridged version of Shakespeare's famous love story, in which an age-old rivalry between two feuding families leads to a tragic ending.

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Cass Foster, author of The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare series, Shakespeare for Children: The Story of Romeo and Juliet, and the co-author of Shakespeare: To Teach or Not to Teach has been involved in all aspects of theatre for over thirty-five years. He is the director of a theatre program at a small college in central Arizona and often spends his summers as Fight Choreographer with Shakespeare Festivals. Cass directs productions and stages fights for theatres and universities throughout the country. He earned his bachelors degree in Drama from the University of Washington in Seattle and his Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Besides his obvious involvement in the field of Shakespeare, Cass is particularly interested in the development of new plays for young audiences.

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Allows teachers to introduce the language more easily to wary students...The series is a valuable resource...Foster successfully retains each plays integrity and beauty." -- Today's Librarian

"Reading-or performing Shakespeare doesn't need to take 'forever and a day.' Not if you raise the curtain on The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare...Cass Foster has done a superb job of cutting the text while retaining the sense of the story and the poetic rhythm of the words." --Education World

Want to ease kids into reading full-length Shakespeare? The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare series offers fast-paced condensations of six Shakespeare classics. Rather than retell, the series preserves the original play format and the Bard's language, while providing excellent footnotes to archaic words. It's a smart stepping stone to the real thing. --NEA Today

As our Education Outreach department at Colorado Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to enlightening teachers and students (and the community at large) about Shakespeare's works-using a "hands-on" philosophy-I have found the Five Star Shakespeare collection an incredible resource. --Melinda J. Scott, Education Director, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

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