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eBook Hamlet: Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series ePub

by Cass Foster

  • ISBN: 1877749400
  • Category: Arts Music and Photography
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Cass Foster
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Five Star Publications, Inc.; Abridged 4th edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 75
  • ePub book: 1546 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1221 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 929


Cass Foster, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, has been actively involved in the theatre as an educator, director, fight choreographer and playwright.

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Get Shakespeare Cass Foster Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival Payson Book Festival Payson, Arizona. Foster’s renditions of the timeless tales are not adaptations, but rather judiciously condensed versions of the Bard's classics.

Hamlet: Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series. Howey, Paul . Foster, Cass. The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series. Five Star Publications (AZ).

The Tempest: Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series. The series includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night and Foster’s eighth book, The Tempest. His experience as a professor emeritus of theatre has enabled him to condense the plays to be staged in 60 minutes rather than three hours, while maintaining the Bard’s enduring prose.

Books related to Julius Caesar: The 30-Minute Shakespeare.

There are other "cuttings" of Shakespeare plays, but the only series with any trade visibility is "Sixty Minute Shakespeare" by Cass Foster, with six plays published by Five Star Publications  . Books related to Julius Caesar: The 30-Minute Shakespeare.

Not enough time to tackle the unabridged version of the world's most widely read playwright? Pick up a copy of The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series: Hamlet and discover how much more accessible Shakespeare can be to you and your students.


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I received two books called "Sixty-Minute of Shakespeare." The first book "Romero and Juliet" and the second was was "Hamlet." I slowly sank into into my chair and had flash backs of being in school and trying so hard to understand the many twists, turns and language of Shakespeare.

As I began to read "Romeo and Juliet" much to my surprise I actually understood what was begin said. The author added footnotes and did some editing that made it easy to read. Then I read "Hamlet" and again understood what was being said. I began to glimpse the wonder that is hidden within the words.

For the first time in my life I truly understood what Shakespeare had wrote. I loved both plays and was somewhat shocked that I did. I finally realized why Shakespeare was considered brilliant and well known around the world.

I really think these books, which are a part of a six book series, should be read by young people first, before they enter into the world of Shakespeare. The author has done a fantastic job of editing the books to shorter versions than the original works. Even though the books are smaller, they in no way, take away from the story line of the larger books.

All I can say is thank you, Cass Foster. A window that I had closed, is now opened. All because you created "Sixty-Minute Shakespeare."

Definatly five star ratings for both books.

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Reviewed By: Beverly Krueger, Eclectic Homeschool Online

How does one make a play by Shakespeare accessible to those disinclined to read or see one? Or how do you make it possible for those who just don't have the time to do the play full justice, but nevertheless want to have more than just a taste of the bard, to find the time to read it? The answer is the Sixty-Minute Shakespeare series. I've got in my hands their version of Hamlet. There are two important distinctions to this edition. First, it is abridged. The core of the play is left untouched, so the play and its themes are still understandable. Famous soliloquies are also left untouched. The dialogue that fleshes out the minor characters is often abbreviated. Second, the play is rendered in the original language, but uses standard spelling. This is not a modernized version of the play.

The Sixty Minute Shakespeare series was also written to give a shorter, easier to produce version of the play for theater groups that wanted to put on a production of a Shakespearean play. Any of this series would be a great production piece for a homeschool theater group. I recommend Hamlet in particular because there are so many resources available to help young actors learn more about their roles, especially the many fine productions of Hamlet on video or DVD. A short section on staging a production gives useful advice for staging and pacing of a production.

For those who want to use this edition for a study of Hamlet, I suggest getting a study guide to help with understanding the themes of the play. The notes at the bottom of each page help with understanding some of the unfamiliar words used, but those who are not familiar with Shakespeare will benefit from additional explanations of what is happening in the text.
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I'm a big Shakespeare fan. Since I was young, probably middle school aged, I have loved Shakespeare. Whenever there is a chance to attend a production, I'm the first one signing up. In fact, the boys and I saw Macbeth on stage last spring and will be going to King Lear in a week. Shakespeare was one of the key reasons I decided to major in English in college.

That being said, I was skeptical of an abriged version. Shakespeare in sixty minutes sounds like a good idea, especially when you want to expose young minds to the bard without weighing them down with language and lengthy disposition, but, could it be done right?

Cass Foster, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, doesn't retell Shakespeare, but, rather, keeps the language and tone of the play intact while condensing some of the lengthier scenes and removing those that are extraneous to the key story. I know Hamlet well. Reading this copy, not a single key event was missed keeping the story and its intriguing tale intact. While some of the excitment of the fighting has been removed, students might find the original rhetoric laborious. Keeping the outcome unchanged makes sure none of the final suspense is lost.

I did appreciate that Foster uses footnotes at the end of each page to help explain trickier wordings that may be lost on the young reader. One example - Hamelt states, "O, old friend, thy face is valenced since I last saw thee." Valenced is notated and at the bottom of the page is defined as "bearded."

Additionally, some cues are added to help the instructor use this text as a script for the play. It may not be suitable for school-wide production; however, the comments are helpful if the play were to be enacted in a class or co-op to help the students identify with the characters and really get into the spirit of Shakespeare.

There are five additional plays in the Sixty-minute Shakespeare series: Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. Personally, I would love to own and read them all. I'm already thinking of how I want to incorporate more Shakespeare into our high school literature.

Whether you love Shakespeare and want to introduce it to your children, or you find Shakespeare difficult and would like a simplified option for enjoying these acclaimed stories, I have to say I would readily recommend these books.

*** I received this book free via MamaBuzz Media for my honest review...