Julius Caesar: The 30-Minute Shakespeare: The 30-Minute Shakespeare
by Nick Newlin
Julius Caesar: The 30-Minute Shakespeare presents eight spellbinding scenes from this timeless masterpiece. The action begins as the soothsayer warns Caesar of the Ides of March and continues as Brutus conspires against Caesar. Other key scenes include Caesar's riveting assassination and Antony's stirring funeral oration. This adaptation closes with Cinna the Poet's death...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Nicolo Whimsey Press
(first published June 12th 2012)
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I won this as part of a Goodreads giveaway and what a fantastic set of short books they are, 15 of them so far, in which Shakespeare's plays are broken down to the essentials so that short (30 minute) plays can be pulled from them without losing the story. These books are intended for drama/acting teachers in schools and they retain the original language and intent. Each book contains a full 30 minute script with stage direction and a prop list as well as notes on performing Shakespeare, sample...more
Drawing on his Harvard Education, his 30 years as an internationally performing professional jester with The Nicolo Whimsey Show, and his love of Shakespeare, Nick Newlin approaches his texts with the mind of a scholar, the eye of a performer, and the sensibility of a director. Inner city High School English classes at The Folger Shakespeare Librarys annual Secondary School Shakespeare Festival ha...moreMore about Nick Newlin...