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Prepare for Macbeth

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Hamlet, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Prepare for Macbeth

UNDERSTANDING MACBETH | by Andee Kinzy | Here at ImprovEd Shakespeare, we firmly believe you should get to know the story before jumping into a Shakespeare play. In honor of our spring production, we want to share some resources with you. YouTube: If you like YouTube, we have a playlist on our channel: Studies: Macbeth For a short written summary: No Fear Shakespeare* – No Fear Macbeth *Note: No Fear Shakespeare has a useful modern translation next to the original text. (Although, many Shakespeare academics barf at the modern...

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Prepare for Comedy of Errors

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Prepare for Comedy of Errors

UNDERSTANDING COMEDY OF ERRORS | by Andee Kinzy | Here at ImprovEd Shakespeare, we firmly believe you should get to know the story before jumping into a Shakespeare play. In honor of our spring production, we want to share some resources with you. YouTube: If you like YouTube, we have a playlist on our channel: Studies: Comedy of Errors For a short written summary: Royal Shakespeare Company Synopsis of Comedy of Errors *Note: They have additional interesting explorations into the play in the menu on the left. Shmoop** – Comedy of Errors...

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Prepare for Julius Caesar

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Julius Caesar, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Prepare for Julius Caesar

UNDERSTANDING JULIUS CAESAR | by Andee Kinzy | Here at ImprovEd Shakespeare, we firmly believe you should get to know the story before jumping into a Shakespeare play. In honor of our fall production, we want to share some resources with you. YouTube: If you like YouTube, we have a playlist on our channel: Studies: Julius Caesar For a short written summary: No Fear Shakespeare* – No Fear Julius Caesar *Note: No Fear Shakespeare has a useful modern translation next to the original text. (Although, many Shakespeare academics barf at the...

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A Brief Summary of Shakespeare’s History Plays

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

A Brief Summary of Shakespeare’s History Plays

A Brief Summary of Shakespeare’s History Plays for the Production of Witchcraft In Their Lips (Youth) | by Nelson McKeown – Reprinted with her permission |   Although below is a chronological summary, the stories are intermixed throughout the play. For example, the story of Richard II and Henry VI, Part 1 can appear in the same scene (i.e. Power Montage). While we encourage you to read this brief summary, when you’re watching the play, don’t try to follow the story sequentially. Instead, allow yourself to be live...

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Prepare for Shakespeare’s History Plays

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Prepare for Shakespeare’s History Plays

UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE’S HISTORY PLAYS | by Andee Kinzy | Here at ImprovEd Shakespeare, we firmly believe you should get to know the story before jumping into a Shakespeare play. In honor of our spring production, Witchcraft In Their Lips: The Women of Shakespeare’s History Plays, we want to share some resources with you. YouTube: If you like YouTube, we have a playlist on our channel: Studies: Shakespeare History Plays For a short written summary: PBS did a series called “The Hollow Crown” with Richard II, Henry IV...

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ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Hamlet – The Players

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Hamlet, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Hamlet – The Players

INTRODUCING THE PLAYERS ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Hamlet Performances April 2016 GHOST of KING HAMLET QUEEN GERTRUDE KING CLAUDIUS HAMLET OPHELIA LAERTES POLONIUS PAULINA MARCELLUS HORATI(A) ROSENCRANTZ PLAYER QUEEN PLAYER QUEEN LUCIANUS GRAVEDIGGER 1 GRAVEDIGGER 2 GRAVEDIGGER...

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Prepare for Hamlet

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Hamlet, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Prepare for Hamlet

UNDERSTANDING HAMLET | by Andee Kinzy | Here at ImprovEd Shakespeare, we firmly believe you should get to know the story before jumping into a Shakespeare play. In honor of our spring production, we want to share some resources with you. YouTube: If you like YouTube, we have a playlist on our channel: Studies: Hamlet For a short written summary: No Fear Shakespeare* – No Fear Hamlet *Note: No Fear Shakespeare has a useful modern translation next to the original text. (Although, many Shakespeare academics barf at the modern paraphrasing....

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Witchcraft In Their Lips – A Creative Partnership

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Girl ImprovEd, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Witchcraft In Their Lips – A Creative Partnership

| by Andee Kinzy | A beautiful project fell into my lap this December. I just happened to see a post about auditions for a new play centered on the women in Shakespeare’s history plays. A few emails went back-and-forth and an amazing partnership was created. Imagine that you’re new to Shakespeare. Imagine that you’re a girl. Imagine finding out that girls didn’t even play the female roles in the Renaissance era. Doesn’t really forge a strong connection, does it? Well, this didn’t stop Stephanie Donowho and...

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How Dogberry Got to Be So Smart

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

How Dogberry Got to Be So Smart

| by Sir Blunt | The day Dogberry was born, he already knew every single letter in the alphabet, from S to F. He could already count from 40 to 39. He already knew his mother’s name, “Dada.” By the time he was three, he could tell time. When the sun was shining, he knew it was bedtime. When he turned twenty, he could spell his name: D-O-S-Y-R-Y-F-U-G. He knew his inherent genius was perfect for a job like Master Constable of the town. So he took the test and made a score never made before: F-. Now he keeps the town safe...

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Meet the Players – ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in ImprovEd Shakespeare Players, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Meet the Players – ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Performed by a cast of 8-14 year old adolescents, ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing focuses on the story. Who are these characters? How are they connected? What is going on? Join the Players as they introduce (and comment on) the plot as the story unfolds. Performances: November 14-15, 2015 in Austin, TX. VERGES | Dogberry’s side-kick and support. The real brains behind the operations? DON JOHN | Wants his rightful place in the world and will do anything to get it. CLAUDIO | Quick to love, quick to hate. BENEDICK |...

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