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Shakespeare, Clearly: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Stage Partners

Shakespeare, Clearly: A Midsummer Night's Dream

adapted from William Shakespeare


  One-act. 25-30 minutes

 10-35 actors

 Shakespeare’s most-popular comedy of adventure, marriage, and forest creatures is boiled down to a brisk 30 minutes in this one-act adaptation. This straightforward adaptation mixing contemporary and classical language emphasizes story and character rather than the poetry. Master director and acclaimed playwright Jon Jory has reimagined the classic tale to serve as an early introduction for younger audiences and actors that allows easy involvement. Inventive yet faithful, this adaptation will inspire actors and audiences alike to revisit Shakespeare’s original texts. Gender-neutral casting is encouraged and doubling is possible. Simple stage allows for a fluid and forward moving production.

***Chapter Select - International Thespian Festival 2022***

Royalty fee per performance: $55. Script fee for Printable PDF: $150 (print/copy as many times as you need for your production)Virtual Performance and Live-streaming rights are available. Contact us at with the details of your request.

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  • Hi! I'm super excited about this Midsummer adaptation, but need to pass it along to my reading committee. Is it possible to purchase a printed perusal copy, or are all perusals online? Thanks so much!

    Hello Jo! Thanks for your interest! We'd be happy to send you a PDF perusal verstion to print for this purpose. Email us at and we'll set you up!