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Slightly OT -- Shakespeare for Children

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    Slightly OT -- Shakespeare for Children

    Can someone give me a 'general' idea of what plays are appropriate for what ages?

    For example, Cincy Shakes is playing Julius Caesar. I think that would be fun for my 10 yr old, who's studying FMoR .... but I'm not familiar with it.


    And, shoot me some ideas for Shakespeare plays for the younger set. (8 through 10)
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    Re: Slightly OT -- Shakespeare for Children

    Well, if you're talking books for that age level, we're huge fans of Bruce Coville's adaptations. Beautiful illustrations and much of the language is intact - they're just abridged. The books are out of print but can be found on Amazon, Alibris and Half Price books. I began reading them with my kids when my Bigs were 7 and 9 and they really enjoyed A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Macbeth (the latter likely because it was in children's form - the former are comedies and funny likely no matter how they're presented).

    They've also enjoyed hearing me read Charles and Mary Lamb's version of Merchant of Venice, Comedy of Errors and As You Like It.

    I have this set of DVDs on my Amazon wishlist, as many people have highly recommended them: (I was warned a few times that Romeo and Juliet contains a "love scene" that is pretty, um, explicit - but that's not one we'd watch, anyway.)

    As for seeing theatrical productions, I'm not entirely sure. I haven't tried watching/attending any with my kids yet.

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