The Tempest adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare - Theatrefolk

The Tempest
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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

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


 9
7 M | 2 W


Exterior


 27 pages

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.


Awards and Accolades

  • Performed 2003 at the Duncan YMCA Chernin Center for the Arts

Characters

 9
7 Men, 2 Women

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.

Prospero [M]
47 lines
The exiled King of Naples
Miranda [W]
34 lines
Prospero`s daughter
Caliban [M]
44 lines
Prospero`s servant
Ariel [W]
38 lines
Prospero`s servant
Antonio [M]
5 lines
Prospero`s brother, current King of Naples
Ferdinand [M]
19 lines
A Prince
Stephano [M]
38 lines
A butler
Trinculo [M]
28 lines
A fool
Master [M]
3 lines
The Ship's Captain


Prop List

staff, load of wood, jug, headdress of daisies, buffet of food, trinkets, shiny clothing


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The Tempest
adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

 About 40 minutes

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


 9
7 M | 2 W


Exterior


 27 pages

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