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The Tempest

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

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

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

7 M | 2 W


 27 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare Young Audiences
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Room for audience participation.

Another great introduction to the world of Shakespeare! Our version of The Tempest uses only modern English.

The play takes place on an island. Prospero the magician uses a great storm (a tempest) to bring his enemies to the island for one final showdown.

This play allows for the performers (as well as their audience) to gain a grasp of "The Bard."

Though the text has been simplified, the spirit of the original has been maintained.

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