ABSTRACT

The One-Hour Shakespeare series is a collection of abridged versions of Shakespeare’s plays, designed specifically to accommodate both small and large casts.

This volume, The Tragedies, includes the following plays:

  • Hamlet
  • Julius Caesar
  • Macbeth
  • Othello
  • Romeo and Juliet

These accessible and versatile scripts are supported by: an introduction with emphasis on the evolution of the series and the creative process of editing; the One-Hour projects in performance, a chapter on implementing money-saving ideas and suggestions for production, whether in or outside a classroom setting; specific lesson plans to incorporate these projects successfully into an academic course; and cross-gender casting suggestions. These supplementary materials make the plays valuable not only for actors, directors and professors, but for any environment, cast or purpose.

Ideal for both academics and professionals, One-Hour Shakespeare is the perfect companion to teaching and staging the most universally read and performed playwright in history.

chapter 1|2 pages

Introduction

ByJulie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

chapter 2|11 pages

One-Hour projects in performance

Money-saving suggestions to consider with a minimal budget
ByJulie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

chapter 3|3 pages

Lesson plan and editing exercise

ByJulie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

chapter 4|2 pages

Cross-gender casting suggestions

ByJulie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

chapter 5|71 pages

Hamlet

ByWilliam Shakespeare

chapter 6|1 pages

Hamlet

Suggested cast list and character assignments for a small cast
ByJulie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

chapter 7|65 pages

Julius Caesar

ByWilliam Shakespeare

chapter 8|1 pages

Julius Caesar

Suggested cast list and character assignments for a small cast
ByJulie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

chapter 9|72 pages

Macbeth

ByWilliam Shakespeare

chapter 10|2 pages

Macbeth

Suggested cast list and character assignments for a small cast
ByJulie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

chapter 11|72 pages

Othello

ByWilliam Shakespeare

chapter 12|1 pages

Othello

Suggested cast list and character assignments for a small cast
ByJulie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

chapter 13|65 pages

Romeo and Juliet

ByWilliam Shakespeare

chapter 14|2 pages

Romeo and Juliet

Suggested cast list and character assignments for a small cast
ByJulie Fain Lawrence-Edsell