Twelfth Night – Innovative Shakespeare in 30

Total Pages: 25+
File Size: 3 MB



This version of Twelfth Night is part of my Shakespeare in 30 collection. Each abridged Shakespeare play in this series has been adapted for teens to tackle in half an hour. 

This abridged Twelfth Night is perfect for ELA, ESL, and Shakespeare camps.

This abridged Shakespeare play has been used with:
✅ Reader’s Theatre (1-2 class periods)
✅ Staged Readings (1 week)
✅ Full production (3-4 weeks)

The Shakespeare in 30 collection is perfect for students in grades 6-12 studying William Shakespeare.

* This abridgment focuses on the mistreatment of Malvolio, with a heavy dose of cultural references for comedy.

** It leaves behind most of the plot of Twelfth Night and expands out the action with Malvolio, Maria, Sir Toby, and Sir Andrew.

*** Olivia has some lines, but is very peripheral. Roles for 5 students.

What teachers like you are saying about this Twelfth Night resource:

Christine N.
Christine N.
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“I've been looking for a way to add acting into my Twelfth Night unit. This was very helpful.”
Victoria R.
Victoria R.
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"This resource provides the 'quick & dirty' of a drama, without the dragging on process of a 2-3 month unit. I also love that it provides teamwork and empathy, as my kids need to continue to realize the world doesn't revolve entirely around them!"
Ashlee P.
Ashlee P.
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“This saved me. I had started teaching this play and then things went awry... This helped me cover the rest. Thank you!”


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