STAGEiT! Shakespeare Acting Tools for Students - Hamlet Grades 5-8

STAGEiT! Shakespeare Acting Tools for Students - Hamlet Grades 5-8

by Floyd Rumohr


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STAGEiT! Shakespeare Acting Tools for Students - Hamlet Grades 5-8 by Floyd Rumohr

Shakespeare's Hamlet for kids 10-13 years old! Children's 40-minute play scripts and other acting tools are educational and fun.

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" but not for long! Hamlet will soon set things right. That is, if he doesn't spend too much time thinking about it.

Some of the most famous quotes in the English language appear in Hamlet and they give students a lot to think about. "Brevity is the soul of wit," "To be or not to be," and "Though this be madness; yet there is method in't" are just a few.

This royalty free acting edition is a resource for students to prepare for and act in an abridged school play using Shakespeare's original text from one of his most famous tragedies. There are twelve characters, including the Chorus, that appear in the STAGEiT! edition though parts can be double cast (requiring fewer students) or cast in choral character teams (requiring more students).

An entire chapter in student friendly language describes how to use the Tools. Use of nouns, verbs, metaphors and stage directions are explored in addition to Hamlet's journey from thinker to avenger in a character study using archetypes. Additional features include: Cast of Characters (with pronunciations), Plot Synopsis, Paraphrasing Worksheets, and Acting Scripts along with a chapter about The Rehearsal Process, which includes how to note stage movement, and The Culminating Performance.

STAGEiT! is conceived as a comprehensive series of interconnected companion titles. A Professional Development Guide and Directing Tools for Teachers of Grades 5-8 are available separately.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511415057
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Floyd Rumohr is founder of Stages of Learning (1994-2010), a nonprofit organization upon which STAGEiT! Shakespeare is based and described by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as "one of the most effective" arts education programs serving the city. Floyd was a master teaching artist for dozens of schools between 1989-2004; directed several plays off- and off-Broadway from 1998-2003; a fellow for the Empire State Partnerships/New York State Council on the Arts Summer Seminar; an Adjunct Professor of Education at the Long Island University Graduate School of Education; and reviewer/writer for the NYC Department of Education's Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts Theater Grades PreK-12 (2005). As Associate Education Director for Theatre For A New Audience (1990-1995), he focused on bringing world-class Shakespeare programs to urban youth and was the first among his peers at Temple University to receive an MFA in theater under fellowship in 1988.

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