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Shakespeare, Clearly: Macbeth (one-act version)

Written By: Jon Jory
Length: 25-30 minutes
Cast Size: 10-35 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 10 any)
Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Shakespeare
Synopsis:
“The Scottish Play” dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. 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 you...Read More

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Product specification details
Genre Drama
Sub-genre Shakespeare
Length Type One-Act
Cast Size 10-35 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 10 any)
Approx. Running Time 25-30 minutes

* Minimum Royalty: $55.00 / performance

Script PDF: $10.00

* Listed royalties are minimum rates for non-professional and school productions. Actual rates will be calculated during checkout. Professional rates are determined after an application is submitted.

“The Scottish Play” dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. 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 of this adaptation is also available.)