At the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, thousands of Syrians are seeking refuge from a country torn down by civil war. They are living in tents, some nights freezing, and in search of just basic needs such as water and food. In an effort to bring enlightenment and laughter back into their lives, many of these Syrians are kids have decided to perform Shakespeare’s King Lear. With no stage or costumes, these Syrian kids really know how to use their imagination. A truly inspiring article by the NY Times Ben Hubbard and an amazing show of … Continue reading
TestimonialsKelso’s ability to mix the modern language with some of the original lines helps to create a play that is engaging to watch.
-Amy – TeacherThese plays are hilarious and fun!
– M. N. Oliver – MomI read “Julius Caesar” first with my 8 year-old son and he loved it. After all it had ghosts and sword swinging… so what’s not for a boy to love.
-Pam T – MomI recently received my copy of Brendan Kelso’s Shakespeare’s Macbeth for Kids, and I can’t wait to use it in my classroom (6th/7th language arts).
-Mary E. Moore – TeacherI highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a fun and interactive way of learning or teaching Shakespeare! Love, love, loved it!
-Cora – TeacherAnyone who teaches young people can really use this book!
-R. Canfield – Teacher/MomThe only difficulty I’m having with Brendan’s versions, is that the students can’t get enough and I am having difficulty getting them to do other things. It’s actually a problem that I wish upon all teachers.
-cnaken – TeacherEven though Hamlet is a tragedy, for us it was more like a tragedy + comedy=tramedy!! Parents loved it. I will definitely do the play again with my new 3rd grade class next year.
-3rd grade TeacherStudents can perform the play in language familiar to them while incorporating Shakespeare’s most famous lines.
-dbklover – Homeschool EducatorI heard it around the school for several weeks afterwards!
-sscragg – Teacher