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Shakespeare, Clearly: Twelfth Night

Written By: Jon Jory
Length: 75-85 minutes
Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 10 any)
Genre: Comedy
Sub-Genre: Shakespeare
Synopsis:
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 introd...Read More

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Product specification details
Genre Comedy
Sub-genre Shakespeare
Length Type Full-Length
Theme Faithful Adaptation, Romance
Cast Size 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 10 any)
Approx. Running Time 75-85 minutes

* Minimum Royalty: $80.00 / 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.

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 one-act version of this adaptation is also available.)

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