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'A Forty-Minute Winter's Tale' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff - additional information.

'A Forty-Minute Winter's Tale' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
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Period and Geography
Location: Italy. Time Period: Medieval
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 0
Set Requirements: No Set
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Swearing rate: less than 1 known rude word per thousand.
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Abridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
Leontes, King of Sicilia, suspects his wife Hermione of having an affair with Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. (Herminone and Polixenes are innocent.) Polixenes escapes Leontes' wrath, but Hermione does not and is imprisoned. Hermione gives birth to a daughter, but Leontes does not believe the child, Perdita, to be his and sends her abroad. She is abandoned on the coast of Bohemia (a feat which would be frowned upon these days, owing to Geography) and Perdita is brought-up by a Shepherd. Time (making a guest appearance) moves the play on sixteen years, and Florizel, son of Polixenes, meets and falls in love with Perdita, the shepherdess, thus setting-up the inevitable reconcilliation and happy ending.


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