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Taming of the Shrew (Streamline Shakespeare)
Of course, there is unanimous agreement that no one should miss the glories of Shakespeare Teachers and parents recognize that fact, yet are fully aware that Shakespearean works in their original form are simply too formidable for many youngsters. There is an answer to this dilemma -- simplification Yet it must be simplification that is so adroitly and creatively handled t ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 30th 2000 by High Noon Books
(first published 2000)
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This is the version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew that I used with my 7th graders. I was pleasantly surprised with how well they took to it. Anderson's version features two parts. First, the scenes are summerized in detail in prose. The second part is a play format with simplified dialogue. The play is what the kids read aloud as a class. I was a bit unsure about introducing Shakespeare with a streamlined version of The Taming of the Shrew, but I believe it has been successful in givi ...more