Much Ado About Nothing

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 – and smart. Sir Blunt: So, Dogberry, what was...

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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 | Witty, cheerful, independent – a Renaissance...

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Prepare for Much Ado

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Prepare for Much Ado

| 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. UNDERSTANDING MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING   YouTube: If you like YouTube, we have a playlist on our channel: Studies: Much Ado About Nothing For a short written summary: No Fear Shakespeare *Note: No Fear Shakespeare has a useful modern translation next to the original text. If you want to read the entire play, we enjoy using No Fear as a resource. Tales from Shakespeare by...

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