Cymbeline 2021 American players theatre Study Guide


By William Shakespeare

Adapted by Marti Lyons & Sara Becker

From an original adaptation by Henry Woronicz

Welcome to APT's Study Guide, created to accompany Student Matinee performances of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline, adapted by Marti Lyons and Sara Becker from an original adaptation by Henry Woronicz. Use it however you see fit - before or after the performance, or any time in between.

Below you'll find a number of resources designed to help your class better understand and engage with the play. Select whichever best suit your needs, and we hope you enjoy APT's production of Cymbeline. And find more information on the play and APT's education resources at americanplayers.org.

Or you can download a PDF of the study guide here.

The Cast of Cymbeline, from left to right: Colleen Madden, Alys Dickerson, Elizabeth Ledo, Melisa Pereyra, Lisa Tejero, Tracy Michelle Arnold, Sarah Day and Gina Daniels.

Character Guide

A list of actors and accompanying photos to help your class follow the plot and introduce them to the characters in the play.

Tracy Michelle Arnold as Iachimo and Melisa Pereyra as Imogen.


A description of the play, from start to finish.

Alys Dickerson, Gina Daniels, Lisa Tejero and Sarah Day.

A History of All-Female Shakespearean Productions

A little background on why this casting is exciting, and relevant to Cymbeline.

Melisa Pereyra and Colleen Madden.

News & Multi Media

A selection of articles, interviews, videos and podcasts featuring Cymbeline artists and experts.

Thanks to our Major Education Funders

With Additional Support From

Linda Amacher * Nancy & Dale Amacher * Tom & Renee Boldt * Paul & Susan Brenner * Arch & Eugenia Bryant * Ronni Jones APT Children's Fund at the Madison Community Foundation * Rob & Mary Gooze * Herzfeld Foundation * Orange & Dean Schroeder * Lynda Sharpe

Many Thanks!