THE PLAY'S THE THING
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Featured in the Game Curriculum!
Ages: 12 and up
No. of Players: 2 to 4
Game Concept: The Play's the Thing is the perfect thing for easing pre-teens and teens into the world of Shakespeare. Players race around the Globe Theatre board collecting scenes - a plot card, two quotations, and two character cards that go together - and perform them by reciting lines and answering questions. Whether you want to act out the plays or be "off stage," The Play's the Thing is enjoyable to play. There are duels, stage mishaps and missed cues that add special flavor and fun. Players come away with a positive attitude toward a very important literary figure.
Educational Value: The game presents quotes, plots and characters from one play at a time in a fun way. As players piece together sets and perform scenes, the play begins to make sense. Soon, players are ready to go on to the next Shakespeare play. And then the next.
* No knowledge of Shakespeare is needed
* Instructions for four levels of play are included that challenge novices and experts alike
* Three plays are included: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Julius Caesar
Did you know? When Juliet says, "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" she is asking, "Why is he named Romeo?"