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'A Forty-Minute Othello' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff - additional information.

'A Forty-Minute Othello' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
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Period and Geography
Location: Italy. Time Periods: Medieval and 17th Century
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 0
Setting: Bedroom, Garden, Castle Interior and Village
Set Requirements: No Set
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
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Swearing rate: 4 rude words per thousand
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
Potential blasphemy
Sexual slurs
In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
A list of the required sound effects
A lighting plot
Costume notes
Abridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Othello', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, secretly marries Desdemona, daughter of a nobleman. Roderigo, a suitor of Desdemona, and Iago, a jealous soldier, conspire against Othello, turning him against Desdemona, with disastrous consequences.
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