Shakespeare in Modern English
by John & Leela Hort
Published by the Kabet Press
Shakespeare in Modern English - The Inessential Shakespeare
These delightful adaptations, shortened and in modern English, are an excellent way of introducing young people to Shakespeare - they are readable, they bring out the humour of the originals, and they are surprisingly true to the feeling of Shakespeare's plays. They are much appreciated by older people too, many of whom were put off Shakespeare at school.
THESE PLAYS ARE:
- IDEAL FOR SCHOOLS - (In the classroom and as the school play)
- A USEFUL PREPARATION FOR A VISIT TO THE THEATRE
- AN EXCELLENT TEXT FOR STUDENTS OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
The plays keep all the characters and scenes of the originals, and they are about two thirds their length. Acting time is about one and a half hours, so they can be used as a school play or produced by drama groups who cannot cope with the originals.