Rap-Notes: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: Think “Cliff-Notes meets 50-Cent meets Shakespeare” Kindle Version

Rap-Notes Shakespeare's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Think Cliff-Notes meets 50-Cent meets Shakespeare KindleThe complete stories of five of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in rap and rhyme.

Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never read them before.
And you can download mp3s by professional rappers on I-tunes.

Teachers and students read and listen to the rap before they read the play because it gives a real overview of these plays in a way that cuts through some of the difficult or archaic language and goes right to the heart of the stories themselves…with humor and rhyme. They’re fun to listen to and easy to remember.

One of the biggest hurdles students must overcome is understanding Shakespeare’s language. Rap-Notes helps give students a context for each of the five great plays in a memorable, fun way that many students listen to over and over again. Result: before they read the play, they know tons more about it than they would have without Rap-Notes.

It’s a great way to get started on that Shakespearean play. And, when used with the mp3s on CD Baby or I-tunes, students can use their auditory senses along with their visual with the addition of lyrics, music and a hip-hop beat.

Shakespeare was never more fun to learn. Get the Kindle version at…


Rap-Notes: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits Volume 1

Rap-Notes Shakespeare's Greatest Hits Volume 1Rap Notes Shakespeare s Greatest Hits Volume 1 is a short summary of five of the greatest plays ever written, at least according to my favorite high school English teacher: Hamlet Macbeth, King Lear,Romeo & Juliet, and Midsummer Night s Dream. But these are highly unusual summaries. They’re raps. they all rhyme, and they’re meant to be read with a funky beat.

Some people like downloading the MP3s of the raps so they can read and rap along. Others just want to follow the beat in their heads without help. Either way, this book is a great introduction to anyone who’s ever been a teensy-weensy, little-bit scared around Shakespeare s language.

I hope this book will let you get to the soul of these classic stories, and into the hearts and minds of their characters. I also hope you learn to love the Bard as much as I do, and see that Shakespeare was’ t just a mega genius; he was way cool.

You can purchase a copy of Rap-Notes: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits Volume 1 at…




Rap-notes Hamlet

Rap-Notes Hamlet CD coverRap-Notes: Hamlet, is part of the series, Rap-Notes: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits.

Because so many of my high-school students were scared of Shakespeare, I decided to tell the stories of Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo & Juliet and the lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream…in rap. I’ve written a book, available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com and made full, ten-minute songs available on I-tunes. This three-minute piece was choreographed by Chana Hamilton, danced by Chana, Specs and Jazzy J, and sung by Noodle and Hennessy. Check it out at…

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