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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

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

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 21
6 M | 8 W | 7 Any Gender


Interior and Exterior


 40 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare Shakespeare in an Hour

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Reviews from Past Producers

The classic tale of mischievous fairies and love, set in the Athenian woods. Great blend of comedy and romance.

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21 Characters
6 M, 8 W, 7 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Theseus [M] 24 lines
Duke of Athens
Hippolyta [W] 3 lines
Queen of the Amazons
Egeus [M] 9 lines
Hermia’s Father
Philostrate [A] 3 lines
Servant
Hermia [W] 27 lines
In love with Lysander
Lysander [M] 31 lines
In love with Hermia
Helena [W] 24 lines
In love with Demetrius
Demetrius [M] 26 lines
In love with Hermia
Nick Bottom [M] 38 lines
A Weaver
Peter Quince [A] 26 lines
A Carpenter
Francis Flute [A] 13 lines
A Bellows-mender
Tom Snout [A] 6 lines
A Tinker
Robin Starveling [A] 4 lines
A Tailor
Snug [A] 4 lines
A Joiner
Oberon [M] 21 lines
King of the Fairies
Titania [W] 20 lines
Queen of the Fairies
Puck (aka Robin Goodfellow) [A] 25 lines
Oberon’s attendant
Peaseblossom [W] 6 lines
Attendant to Titania
Cobweb [W] 3 lines
Attendant to Titania
Moth [W] 5 lines
Attendant to Titania
Mustardseed [W] 7 lines
Attendant to Titania

Prop List

Peter Quince’s House
scroll, scripts
The forest outside of Athens
scripts, “Donkey’s head,” sword, love potion
The Palace of Theseus
scroll, broom, scarf, daggers

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Lindsay, I met you at the Missouri State Theatre Conference at your workshop. I really enjoyed the workshop and intend to use your Character Slam as a regular unit in my Advanced Acting class.

At the workshop you gave me your catalog and when we decided to do Shakespeare I looked at your adaptations first. We are down to our final two shows and I just wanted to tell you both what an outstanding theatrical experience this has been for my kids and their director. I have produced Midsummer in the past from the original and it wasn't nearly this successful.

From the layout of the script itself, to the notes on the side (which absolutely excited my actors and produced many thoughtful conversations), to the ordering process, to the download and photocopy abilities I cannot say enough good things.

Your company is wonderful, I look forward to working with you in the future and I will recommend you to my colleagues.

Amy Learn
Director of Theatre Arts
Oakville Senior High School

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