Twelfth Night – Shakespeare in 30

Total Pages: 25+
File Size: 3 MB



This version of Twelfth Night is part of my Shakespeare in 30 collection. Each play in this series has been adapted for teens to tackle in a half an hour. You can use this script for Reader’s Theatre (1-2 class periods), a Staged Reading (one week), or a full production (3-4 weeks+). This resource has been tested and performed with students in grades 6-12. Break a leg!

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 You Get:

1. 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)

2. An editable script

3. Shakespeare’s Language Worksheets:
–Iambic Pentameter
–Thou vs. You

4. Editable Extension Activities:
–Character Analysis + Rubric
–Performance Review + Rubric
–Soft Skills Rubric

“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!” -Victoria R.

Download the preview for more information! You can also view a sample Close Reading scene (for The Tempest) here.

About Your Resource:
Your download is a .zip file containing a several files. The Teacher’s Guide is a .pdf and cannot be edited. You can edit the script (.doc) and the extension activities (.ppt). If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at

Shakespeare in 30 Resources:

The Comedy of Errors
Deceiving Christopher Sly
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
As You Like It
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Taming of the Shrew

Juliet & Romeo
Macbeth & the Witches
Julius Caesar
Hamlet (& Himself)
Hamlet (& his Friends)
Hamlet (& his Parents)
Hamlet (& Ophelia)
Romeo & Juliet (set to pop songs!)

Richard III

Two-play combo: Romeo & Juliet
Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Deceiving Christopher Sly, The Comedy of Errors, and Twelfth Night
Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Macbeth & the Witches, Othello, and Julius Caesar
Four Play Bundle: Macbeth & the Witches, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Much Ado About Nothing
Four Play Bundle: Four Versions of Hamlet
Eight Play Bundle

Buy 3, Get 1 Free Deal:
If you can’t find the four-play combination you want in the plays listed above, you can make your own! Simply purchase any three plays and email me at with your order number. Let me know the play you’d like to receive for free, and I’ll email it to you within a few days. 🙂

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