“Putting on a play” is an imaginative way for children

to become familiar with Shakespeare, his language, and his characters.

We offer two adaptations - one for families and one for schools.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Play for Families

(with directions for family and friends and an indoor or outdoor performance)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Play for Schools

(with directions for teachers and students and a classroom or school performance)   

  1.     abridged version for children of elementary and middle school age

  2.     approximately thirty minutes long

  3.     a production in which everyone plays a part, either on stage or behind the scenes

  4.     five speaking roles - a narrator, Bottom the Donkey, Titania, Puck, and Oberon

  5.     original lines that may be read or memorized   

  6.     five costume hats

  7.     directions for a performance

  8.     simple technical ideas for children to create their own production

  9.     seven committees - set, lighting, sound effects, music, dance, props, additional costumes

  10.     hints for Shakespeare’s language and a list of tricky words

  11.     a large print script that is easily read and copied   

  12.     $300.00