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Hour-Long Shakespeare launch June 16, 2015

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in New releases.
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Last night, we were delighted to officially launch the first in our Hour-Long Shakespeare books in the wonderful surroundings of the cloisters at New College, Oxford.

Abridged by Matthew Jenkinson, director of studies at the nearby New College School, Hour-Long Shakespeare: Henry IV (Part 1), Henry V and Richard III are one-hour performance scripts that maintain the arcs of Shakespeare’s plots without compromising the integrity of his original language. What remains are manageable performance texts and the essential elements needed for an introduction to three of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.  

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly a performance by the Year 8 leavers of New College School of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Compleat (sic) Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). The boys were watched on by proud family and did a fine job of keeping everyone entertained on a beautiful summer’s evening.

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Hour-Long Shakespeare: Henry IV (Part 1), Henry V and Richard III is available for £10 from johncattbookshop.com

 

 

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