Shakespeare for Children: The Story of Romeo and Juliet

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Five Star Publications, 1989 - Drama - 105 pages
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Shakespeare for Children: The Story of Romeo & Juliet by Cass Foster, ISBN 0-9619853-3-x softcover, Price: 9.95, Publication date: Nov. 1989, Publisher: Five Star Publications, 4696 W. Tyson St., Chandler, AZ 85226, 602-940-8182. SFC nominated for the 1990 Benjamin Franklin Children's Storybooks Award. "Cass Foster's book affords parents, teachers & children a great opportunity to explore Shakespeare's timeless love story together."-- Peggy O'Brien, Head of Education, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. "It's so cheering to someone making the wonderful tales & language accessible...teachers & parents eveywhere will thank you."-- Christine San Jose, Ph.D, Senior Editor, Highlights for Children. Review from an 11 year old: "If you like Romeo & Juliet, but have trouble understanding the book...then you'll love this book...can be easily interpreted...read...for pleasure...or can be produced as play by a class...Following each scene, there are footnotes which help explain unfamiliar words. This is really helpful & a good vocabulary builder. There are pictures that accompany each scene. These are helpful in bringing the play to life...The price is very affordable for this well written book. Discussion questions are at the end of the book. These are designed to make you think. I would recommend this book..."-- Patricia Williams, Age 11, reviewed for Creative Kids Magazine. Recommended for 3rd grade on up. Teacher's Manual available. Also available: The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet, $3.95, & Sound Effects Tape, $5.00.

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Foster has been involved in all aspects of theatre for over thirty-five years. He is the director of a theatre program at a small college in central Arizona. He directs productions and stage fights for theatres and universities throughout the country. He earned his bachelors degree in Drama from the University of Washington in Seattle and his Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

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