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Much Ado About Nothing

By: David L. Jorns

Age Level: Middle Grades to College
Cast: 17-20 players, mixed
Time: 1 hour

Though simplified, this lively version uses Shakespeare’s original language throughout. Long speeches and a few entire scenes have been deleted, but the play’s plot and interplay of the characters remain unchanged. A guide and narrator, "Ms. Smith" is used to condense the play and keep the action brisk and entertaining. Both the actors and the audience will understand the story while enjoying the beauty of the Bard’s most familiar lines. Many men’s roles have been converted to women’s roles. The staging and costuming requirements are minimal. Excellent version for the stage or classroom.

Performance rights for stage or classroom granted with script of 15 or more playbooks.

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