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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Adapted from William Shakspeare

by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell

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Production Information

Full Length One Act Play - 27 pages

Comedy

Cast Size: 6-13 (1+ female, 2+ male, 3+ any gender, flexible)

Approximate Production Length: ~30 minutes

This special shortened adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy is designed to be a child's introduction to The Bard's language and characters. This production focuses on the world of the Fairy King and Queen and the Rude Mechanicals, a group of tradesmen who gather in the woods on a summer night to rehearse a play they are preparing for the royal wedding. Best for students grades 2 - 5.

The goal of this adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is to introduce young audiences to the major plot which, like many Shakespeare's plays, is based on the conflicts within families, new love, and the battle between humans and nature. The more adult characters and themes are removed.

May be performed by as few as six actors, with some playing multiple roles. Fairies may also be represented by puppets in addition to the live actors.


For school productions, the word “ass” may be replaced with “mule” if desired.

Production History

Jan 2008 - Pollyanna Theatre Company - The City Theatre - Austin TX

Directed by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell

Oct & Dec 2008 - Pollyanna Theatre Company - Various Elementary Schools across Central TX & Palacios TX

Directed by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell

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