Shakespeare in an Hour

Open the door to Shakespearean performance with these special adaptations. Each page has a sidebar with word translations, acting tips, and character suggestions.

These scripts have also found success in English classes.

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As You Like It

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's love filled comedy.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 9 M + 4 W + 6 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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The Comedy of Errors

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy about mistaken identity.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 5 W + 8 Any Gender, + jailers, officers, and attendants, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 41 pages

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Hamlet

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of murder, ghosts and revenge.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 15 M + 9 W, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 47 pages

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Macbeth

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tale of ambition and murder.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 18 M + 6 W, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's magical tale of mischievous fairies, and love potions.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 6 M + 8 W + 7 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 40 pages

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Much Ado About Nothing

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

This one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy brims with wordplay, romance, and deceit.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 5 M + 4 W + 7 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 26 pages

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Romeo and Juliet (One Hour)

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 18 M + 4 W, Doubling Possible
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

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The Taming of the Shrew

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's controversial tale about the relationships between men and women.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 5 M + 3 W + 9 Any Gender
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 38 pages

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Twelfth Night, or What You Will

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy filled with unrequited love, disguises, and a shipwreck.

  • About 45 minutes
  • 6 M + 3 W + 6 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 33 pages

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