At my last school I adapted four Shakespeare plays to be performed by Year 6 as their end-of-year assembly. The challenge of these adaptations was to tell the story in a way that could be understood easily whilst keeping to roughly 40 minutes. The plays we performed were Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Each production had to involve over 100 children. To achieve this we gave each of the Narrator’s lines to a different child. We also added songs and dance routines. The children were also responsible for all technical aspects of the performance.
I have just published the Macbeth adaptation through Lulu. com and made it available to download for free. I’m really hoping that someone will take the time to read the script and hopefully decide that they could use it with their class. I’d really appreciate any comments on the Lulu site as well.