Same Room, Different Story by Claire Broome is truly the ideal high school play. Available in full-length and one-act versions, it’s perfect for a class project or drama club to take on and make it their own.

Adaptations and Parodies of Shakespeare

All these plays use Shakespeare as the source. Whether it's a cutting that uses the original text, a monologue or scene book, or a parody that spoofs the story, all these plays offer a great window into Shakespeare's world.

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Shakespeare on a Shoestring - Cymbeline!

by Michael Calderone

Faked Death! Mistaken Identity! Parental Marital Veto! But wait, there’s more!

  • About 50 minutes
  • 6 M + 6 W, Plus percussionist. Easily expandable.
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 46 pages

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Shakespeare's Bachelorette

by Lea Marshall

This is the Shakespeare/Dating show mash-up you’ve been waiting for!

  • About 35 minutes
  • 7 M + 7 W + 10 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

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Shakespeare's Super Snowy Seasonal Sleigh Ride Stage Show!

by Lindsay Price

Shakespeare’s characters deserve to celebrate the holidays too!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 6 M + 11 W + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 58 pages

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Shreds and Patches

by Robert Wing

A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 4 M + 2 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 26 pages

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Solo-Speare!: Shakespearean Monologues For Student Actors

edited by Lindsay Price

A collection of annotated Shakespearean monologues for student actors.

  • 17 M + 18 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 73 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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The Tempest

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern version of this Shakespeare classic. A great introduction to the story and the bard.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 7 M + 2 W
  • Exterior
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 27 pages

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The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar

by Dave Hammers

Sarah and Dave think it would be fun to direct a play for drama club. And they both love Julius Caesar. What could go wrong?

  • About 82 minutes
  • 5 M + 4 W + 22 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 85 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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Will and Whimsy: Sixteen Dramatically Illustrated Sonnets of Shakespeare

by Alan Haehnel

Shakespeare's Sonnets come alive in this play where modern scenes play hand in hand with the original text. Very flexible casting.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 8 Any Gender, Expandable to 35
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

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