Twelfth Night (abridged)

Twelfth Night (abridged) adapted by Larry Nehring

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Productions (6)
Comedy
|
45 - 60 minutes
2 W, 2 M, 1 Any (5-10 actors possible: 0-5 W, 0-5 M)
Set: Simple; a central changing area and two benches.

Shakespeare's classic comedy unfolds fast and furiously in this abridged one-act version, trimmed to the story's very essence. Believing her identical brother was killed in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and ends up falling in love with her boss, who uses her to send love letters to the Countess Olivia. But Olivia falls in love with Viola's male persona, and soon everyone is involved in the confusion: a bossy servant, drunken lords, and a wise fool -- all of which Viola can manage until her brother appears, further complicating the web of lies and mistaken identities.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $55
Standard Edition $10.99
Stage Manager Edition $24.99
Live/Video Archival License $75

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Play Details

Shakespeare's classic comedy unfolds fast and furiously in this abridged one-act version, trimmed to the story's very essence. Believing her identical brother was killed in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and ends up falling in love with her boss, who uses her to send love letters to the Countess Olivia. But Olivia falls in love with Viola's male persona, and soon everyone is involved in the confusion: a bossy servant, drunken lords, and a wise fool -- all of which Viola can manage until her brother appears, further complicating the web of lies and mistaken identities.

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 45 - 60 minutes
  • 2 W, 2 M, 1 Any (5-10 actors possible: 0-5 W, 0-5 M)
  • Set: Simple; a central changing area and two benches.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-526-1

Production History

APR 02, 2020 - APR 04, 2020
Klamath Union High School
Klamath Falls, OR United States
Klamath Union High School Klamath Falls, OR United States
DEC 05, 2019 - DEC 07, 2019
East Union High
Manteca, CA United States
East Union High Manteca, CA United States
FEB 11, 2017 - FEB 11, 2017
FAITH Center For The Arts
Chester, NJ United States
FAITH Center For The Arts Chester, NJ United States
NOV 18, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
Lincoln High School
Thief River Falls, MN United States
Lincoln High School Thief River Falls, MN United States
SEP 15, 2016 - SEP 16, 2016
Palm Bay High School Theatre
Melbourne, FL United States
Palm Bay High School Theatre Melbourne, FL United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
Cleveland Heights, OH United States
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Cleveland Heights, OH United States
No upcoming productions.
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