A Midsummer Night, Briefly (Grades 6-12)
This script is a shortened, easy to understand version of the original, with all of the fun retained.
Is this script meant to replace the original? Certainly not! The script has been created for teachers who want to intoduce the characters and basic plot BEFORE tackling the original, or clarify the plotline and characters AFTER an initial reading of the original.
Readers: A CAST of 22, including THESEUS (DUKE OF ATHENS), HIPPOLYTA (QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS), EGEUS (FATHER OF HERMIA), HERMIA (IN LOVE WITH LYSANDER), LYSANDER (IN LOVE WITH HERMIA), DEMETRIUS (IN LOVE WITH HERMIA), HELENA (IN LOVE WITH DEMETRIUS), PHILOSTRATE (MASTER OF REVELS), NICK BOTTOM (WEAVER), PETER QUINCE (CARPENTER), FRANCIS FLUTE (BELLOWS-MENDER), TOM SNOUT (TINKER), ROBIN STARVELING (TAILOR), SNUG (JOINER )OBERON (KING OF THE FAIRIES), TITANIA (QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES), ROBIN GOODFELLOW (aka PUCK), PEASEBLOSSOM (A FAIRY), MUSTARDSEED (A FAIRY), COBWEB (A FAIRY), MOTH (ANOTHER FAIRY), A FAIRY. Script
Length: 32 pages
Performance Time: 15 minutes