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.
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Your Twelfth Night resource includes:
A full teacher’s guide
⭐ Teaching drama in ELA & questions to consider
⭐ Guide to a Staged Reading (Making the Most of One Week)
⭐ Tips for Teaching Shakespeare
⭐ Evaluating Drama
⭐ Director’s Notes (and blank version)
An editable script
Shakespeare’s language worksheet
⭐ Iambic pentameter
⭐ Thou vs. You
Editable extension activities
⭐ Character Analysis + Rubric
⭐ Performance Review + Rubric
⭐ Soft skills rubric
⭐ Tips for editing & uploading
⭐ Writable Google Slides versions of worksheets