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    Oregon Shakespeare Festival – In summer, kids will enjoy seeing innovative productions of Shakespeare plays in an outdoor setting, such as Romeo and Juliet set in 19th century California or Troilus and Cressida amidst a conflict in the contemporary Middle East. Plays are recommended for kids ages 10 - 12 and up, advance reservations are a must. Here's the schedule.
  Lithia Park – The outdoor Shakespeare Festival theater is situated at the edge of Lithia Park, and the park itself is delightful for kids. Lovely playground, with climbing structures, swings (including toddler swings) and a sparkling stream, duck ponds (please don't feed the ducks), benches, shade and picnic tables – bring your lunch.

Daniel Meyer Pool (Hunter Park) – Days in Ashland can be warm. Cool off in the public swimming pool, plus wading pool for toddlers. Open June - Labor Day.

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Bruce Colville, Dennis Nolan

Planning to see Romeo and Juliet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival? Read this accessible retelling by Bruce Colville (author of I Was a Sixth Grade Alien), imaginatively illustrated. (Chapter book, illustrations)


Manga Shakespeare: Othello
Richard Appignanesi, Ryuta Osada

The classic story of jealousy and betrayal, in a graphic novel format. Iago is particularly devilish, with a black eye patch. (Graphic novel)

Also, more Manga Shakespeare in the series.


Manga Shakespeare: Othello
Hamlet for Kids
Lois Burdett

"There is something fishy going on here. Hamlet is up to something. His thoughts are so deep and so big I fear they are dangerous. I will ship him to England."

Adaptation of Hamlet in rhyming verse, illustrated with drawings by kids and scenes from the play in their own words. (Illustrated chapter book)

More books this super series, developed by an elementary school teacher: Shakespeare Can Be Fun


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