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Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

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

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


 15
6M | 3W | 6 Any Gender, Doubling Possible


Simple Set


 33 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare Shakespeare in an Hour

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After a shipwreck, Viola finds herself stranded on the shores of Ilyria, disguised as a boy, and falling in love with her boss. And that's just the beginning! Love, comedy, and confusion abound in Twelfth Night.

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15 Characters
6M, 3W, 6 Any Gender, Doubling Possible

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.

ORSINO [M] 21 lines
Duke of Illyria.
SEBASTIAN [M] 14 lines
A young man from Messaline. Viola's twin brother.
SIR TOBY BELCH [M] 39 lines
Olivia's uncle. He loves parties and is often drunk.
SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK [M] 20 lines
Sir Toby's friend. A knight. He is not very bright and not as appreciated by Sir Toby as he thinks he is.
MALVOLIO [M] 27 lines
Olivia's overly stern butler. He is secretly in love with Olivia.
VIOLA (pronounced VY-oh-lah) [W] 24 lines
A young woman from Messaline. Sebastian's twin sister. Later disguised as Cesario, a boy.
OLIVIA [W] 40 lines
A Countess. As the play begins, she is in mourning for the death of her brother.
MARIA (pronounced Ma-RY-ah) [W] 11 lines
Olivia's chambermaid, secretly attracted to Sir Toby.
FESTE [A] 18 lines
An entertainer. The fool.
FABIAN [A] 6 lines
Servant to Olivia. Friend of Sir Toby and Sir Andrew.
ANTONIO/ANTONIA [A] 8 lines
A pirate-like sailor. Friend of Sebastian.
CAPTAIN [A] 6 lines
The Captain of the ship Viola and Sebastian were on.
VALENTINE/VALENTINA [A] 1 line
Servant to Duke Orsino.
CURIO/CURIA [A] 2 lines
Servant to Duke Orsino.
PRIEST [M]

Prop List

Drum, Swords, Hat covering long hair, Letter

Multimedia

All Songs (p. 0)

Sheet Music

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