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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 paraphrasing. Grin.) Shmoop** – Macbeth **Note: Okay,...

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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 **Note: Okay, this site depends on the family....

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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 modern paraphrasing. Grin.) Shmoop** – Julius...

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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 in each moment and each moment only. Allow the...

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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 (Parts 1 & 2), and Henry V. They have a link...

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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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