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As You Like It: The 30-Minute Shakespeare

As You Like It: The 30-Minute Shakespeare

September 2010
Trade Paperback · 72 Pages
$7.95 U.S. · $9.50 CAN · €5.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781935550068
Nicolo Whimsey Press

 

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Description

As You Like It: The 30-Minute Shakespeare presents seven captivating scenes from this merry play. Rosalind, disguised as a man (“Ganymede”), “teaches” the art of romantic wooing to Orlando.

The cutting includes Jaques’ timeless “Seven Ages of Man” speech; Touchstone the Fool’s courtship of Audrey; and the hilarious love triangle between Silvius, Phebe, and Rosalind (as Ganymede). The entire cast joins in the delightful song “A Lover and His Lass” to bring a rousing end to this charming comedy.

The edition includes helpful advice by Nick Newlin on how to put on a Shakespeare production in a high school class with novice actors, as well as tips for performing the specific play and recommendations for further resources.

About the Author

Nick Newlin: Nick Newlin has performed a juggling and variety act for international audiences for 23 years. Since 1996, he has conducted an annual Play Directing residency affiliated with the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Nick has a BA from Harvard University with Honors 1982 and an MA in Theater from The University of Maryland with an emphasis on Play Directing.