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A Midsummer Night\'s Dream or The Night They Missed the Forest for the Trees
A Midsummer Night's Dream or The Night They Missed the Forest for the Trees
By Nancy Linehan Charles. Adapted from Shakespeare.

Cast: 4m., 6w., 9 either gender, extras as desired. We're in study hall where just about everyone is doing everything except studying for tomorrow's test on A Midsummer Night's Dream. That is, until Jessie gets an idea. In this rollicking adaptation of Shakespeare's play (wherein is examined the adolescent urges of just about everybody), teenagers, fairies, workers and royalty collide in a forest on a summer night and are bedazzled by a prankster. The fairy queen falls in love with an ass, the teens fall in and out (and in) love with each other, six well-meaning goofs stumble into their 15 minutes of fame, fairies weave magic to bring it all to a happy end as only Shakespeare can conjure the tapestry, and three streetwise storytellers pull the audience at breakneck speed toward the moon-drenched conclusion. Bare stage w/ props. Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  MD1
Cast Size:  19
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  70
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Middle School | High School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Literary Classic | Shakespeare
ISBN (10): 1583420924
Publication Date: 11/10/2001
Biographies
Nancy Linehan Charles has performed onstage, in film and on television for more than three decades. She is the artistic director of a flash mob Shakespeare troupe in Los Angeles called Salty Shakespeare, which received the Annenberg Grant and summer residency in 2012. With this grant, Charles directed the troupe in Hamlet at the Marion Davies Guest House in Santa ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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