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A Midsummer Night's Dream [90-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', with the original text reduced by a thousand lines or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisFairies make mischief in the Athenian woods, mixing up two couples and pairing the fairy queen with one of the 'Rude Mechanicals' who are in the woods rehearsing a play. When all is straight, we finally get to see the Mechanicals' play, and the Athenian nobility turn critics.
The text aims to provide a workable edition of Shakespeare for secondary schools.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream [Modern English] by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. It would be possible, by adding attendants and fairies, to increase the cast to around 30.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions for four pieces of music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShakespeare abridged and (mainly) in modern English. No formal set requirements.
SynopsisA shortened version of the Shakespeare original, containing nuggets of the original text with modern insertions. Shakespeare's son Hamnet holds the whole thing together as if managing a production of the play.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream In 17 And A Half Minutes Or Less by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!] (But see also the title - which assumes a fast pace.)
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act Shakespearean comedy with various simple settings.
SynopsisA fast-paced version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Perfect for schools, this is a compact, humorous adaptation of the classic tale of love and mishap in seventeen and a half minutes or less.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream The Pantomime by Matthew Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus. Variable chorus number at Producer's discretion
Run TimeAround 155 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSongs and musical suggestions included with the Producer's copy. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length pantomime, with the Shakespearean storyline
SynopsisThis adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream includes all the usual pantomime characters and fun, making the original play easily accessible without losing the essence of the story.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Sebastian and Puck are written m but can be played f, with a name change for Sebastian and minor amendments to the text.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy for young actors, bringing a modern English version of the Shakespearean play to the stage.
SynopsisPreparations are under way for the high-profile wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and his bride the Warrior Queen Hippolyta, but the wedding planner Sebastian finds that he has more problems with the guests than the happy couple... including a rift in the Underworld, in-fighting among the entertainers, and a mischievous sprite to contend with.
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A Midsummer Nightmare by Karen Ince
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play for schools - with a single, village tavern, setting.
SynopsisWilliam Shakespeare is suffering with writers' block. Struggling to find inspiration he visits a local inn, and whilst listening to a group of local workmen - who are planning to put on a play for a special wedding day, comes up with the plot he is looking for.
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Much Ado About Panto by Barry Wood
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Characters include a dancing bear and a pantomime horse called Graham.
Run TimeAround 117 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for six songs with Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleBritish pantomime with an original story incorporating characters (and an incredible number of lines) from Shakespeare's plays.
SynopsisBorrowing characters and situations from the best of the Bard, this story presents a pair of star-crossed lovers, a king mistrusting his wife, girls disguised as boys (or foxes), a man with an ass's head and love triumphant.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Much Ado About William by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Could be played by kids or by a mixed group of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy play.
SynopsisA harassed Shakespeare tries to complete a play while his Stratford family bring noise, combat and teenage strife into the room where he works, until the silent Bard can take no more.
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The Musical Scottish Play by Bill Siviter with Lea Anderson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!] Up to 90 minutes with banquets, ballads and battles!
MusicSheet music for six original songs (Music by Lea Anderson, Lyrics by Bill Siviter) supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleIrreverent play in verse and song, told by the protagonists and by narrators with the action mimed. A good introduction to Shakespeare's story! (The specified run-time is the minimum - banquets, battles and bopping will add to the run time!)
SynopsisThe Musical Scottish Play - or 'Kids in Kilts' The complete story of Shakespeare's Macbeth (witches, murder, walking trees, revenge - that sort of thing) told as in verse and songs as a play for kids. [Note that there is also a version of this play without the songs, called The Scottish Play. It is identical except that the songs have been omitted.]
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Nailing The Audition by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Whilst the auditionee, Wayne, is written male, a female equivalent could be substituted. (This requires a little work because otherwise you end up with a production of Shakespeare's Juliet and Juliet, a tragedy too far ahead of its time to be staged.)
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy sketch with a theatrical bent.
SynopsisFinding the best cast for your show is always a problem...
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