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Shakespeare, Clearly: Twelfth Night (one-act version) - Stage Partners

Shakespeare, Clearly: Twelfth Night (one-act version)

adapted from William Shakespeare


  One-act. 25-30 minutes

 10-30 actors

 This playful comedy centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck, and the courtship, mistaken identities, and hijinks that follow. 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. (A full-length version is also available.)

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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