Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools
A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's comedy about mistaken identity.
About 60 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
5M | 5W | 8 Any Gender, + jailers, officers, and attendants, Doubling Possible
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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.
Two sets of twins, separated at birth, end up in the same town. A comedy of errors and mistaken identity ensues.
"I gave you the money! You promised me a chain. Why did you lock me out? You ate dinner at home. Where’s my money? Where’s my chain? Demons and ghosts surround us!"
A great combination of Shakespeare, physical action, and slapstick humour.
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.
16th Century / Elizabethan
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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.
There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.
Ideal for classwork, competitions, and more!
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