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Shakespeare - It's All Greek To Me! by Sarah Brown
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. Various doubling options possible, depending on cast number available.
Run TimeAround 46 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for older children, with various simple settings.
SynopsisRosie and her classmates are struggling with understanding the works of William Shakespeare. Rosie gets help with her project - not only from her teacher and her family but also from the Bard himself, along with Hermia and Lysander - who appear to her in an animated dream and the magic of Shakespeare's work is revealed to her...
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Storm in a Spell Book by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 20. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNo music is included, but points at which songs could be added if desired are suggested. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act comedy based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, with various settings. Suitable for performance by children.
SynopsisSurvivors of a shipwreck find themselves on the island inhabited by Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, who's used his magic to bring them here and plans to regain his title. All manner of magic and confusion ensues.
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The Taming of the Shrew [60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShakespeare's play efficiently cut down without damaging the flow of the story. A comedy in the renaissance sense of ordinary people, witty dialogue and a happy ending.
Contains Shakespearean insults.
SynopsisBianca has many suitors, but her father won't let her marry until he has also given away the hand of her hot-tempered and uncontrollable elder sister Katharina. While Lucentio concocts a plan to win Bianca as his wife, Petruchio decides to wed Katharina and subdue her shrewish nature.
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The Tempest [60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. The character list, like all of Shakespeare's work, is male-heavy. That has not prevented excellent productions by majority female casts!
Run TimeAround 61 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of Shakespeare on the boundary between a one-act and a full-lengh play. All words remain Shakespeare's, with one short speech added by the abridger to facilitate a character exit.
SynopsisSince being usurped as Duke of Milan by his brother, Prospero and his daughter Miranda have lived on a deserted island. With the help of the spirit Ariel, he causes a tempest that shipwrecks his passing enemies. He aims to regain his dukedom and marry Miranda to Ferdinand, son of the King of Naples.
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A Thirty Minute As You Like It by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Whilst there is no formal chorus, there is scope for additional lords and servants.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisFamily persecutions drive Rosalind and Orlando from their respective homes and into exile in the Forest of Arden. Rosalind disguises herself as a boy, Ganymede, who catches the eye of Phebe, a shepherdess who is, in turn the object of the attention of a shepherd called Silvius. Thus is confusion added to the pastoral romance, but, eventually, all the tangled threads are resolved.
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A Thirty Minute Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. Not many acting companies boast two sets of identical twins! The production notes offer some sensible routes to make the look-alike comedy work.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe ultimate tale of mistaken identity as two sets of identical twins, separated as infants, cross paths as adults to the confusion of all concerned.
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A Thirty Minute Merchant by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisBassanio is broke and needs ready money so that he can court Portia, a beautiful Heiress. He goes to his friend Antonio - the merchant - for a loan, but all Antonio's money is tied up in his shipping ventures. On the strength of his business, Antonio borrows from Shylock, the money lender, but when Antonio's vessels are lost at sea, Shylock calls in the loan. A court case follows, heard by an unexpected stand-in judge.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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A Thirty Minute Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', with the original text cut down to around 40 minutes (despite the title!)
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SynopsisA comedy of mistaken identity, as the shipwrecked Viola poses as a page boy at the court of the Duke of Orsino, where she falls for the Duke, whilst Olivia, the object of the Duke's affections, is smitten with the handsome page boy! All ends happily, but only after a great deal of confusion, and the arrival of Viola's lost twin brother.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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A Thirty-Minute Dream by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(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 mocked by the Athenian nobility.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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A Thirty-Minute Hamlet by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal chorus, the numbers of attendants and courtiers could easily be increased.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisHamlet, the Danish prince, finds himself haunted by his father's ghost. The ghost confirms that he was murdered by his brother, Claudius, who is now king. Hamlet dithers in his course of action - should he avenge his father or submit to Claudius? Ultimately it ends tragically for the whole court.
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