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One of the biggest FAQs I get is about the scene in Act 1, Scene 1 between King Silvio and Pantalone and the double entendre speech. Many schools and theatres find that speech to be a bit too racy for their tastes and want to rework it. To that end, I wrote an alternate version that cuts the offending bits out.

It used to be that you had to email either myself or Playscripts to get the alternate version but I’ve decided that’s stupid and to just make it easier to find by writing this post. You can go ahead and grab the alternate scene here. And, yes, you don’t need to ask, you have my permission to use the alternate version in your production if you have need of it.