Introduce your young students to Shakespeare and his wonderful world of drama! Excerpts from his plays, character charts, easy staging charts, and acting notes are all included in these short adaptations of famous Shakespearian plays. Each play features a reading level, number of parts, genre, characters, synopsis, pronunciation of hard names, staging notes, teaching tips and extension activities. Eight five-to-twenty minute plays include 21 reading comprehension and writing activities; featured plays include Henry V, Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, and King Lear. 80 classroom reproducible pages with answer key, softcover. Grades 2-4.