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How to Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play

Written By: Don Zolidis
Length: 30-60 minutes
Cast Size: 10-50 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 10 any)
Genre: Comedy
Sub-Genre: Parody/Spoof, Shakespeare
Synopsis:
Some day it’s going to happen: You’re going to find yourself on stage, wearing tights, and saying things in iambic pentameter. Face it, you’re in a Shakespeare play, and that means it’s a pretty good bet you’re going to DIE. The Bard is out for blood, but this play is here to stop him! How could Romeo and Juliet survive? Julius Caesar? A nameless soldier in Henry the Fifth? What if King...Read More

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Product specification details
Genre Comedy
Sub-genre Parody/Spoof, Shakespeare
Length Type One-Act
Theme Absurd, Pop Culture
Cast Size 10-50 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 5M, 10 any)
Approx. Running Time 30-60 minutes
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Some day it’s going to happen: You’re going to find yourself on stage, wearing tights, and saying things in iambic pentameter. Face it, you’re in a Shakespeare play, and that means it’s a pretty good bet you’re going to DIE. The Bard is out for blood, but this play is here to stop him! How could Romeo and Juliet survive? Julius Caesar? A nameless soldier in Henry the Fifth? What if King Lear had an emotional support llama and didn’t need to make terrible mistakes? Join us in discovering how a dozen of Shakespeare’s plays could’ve turned out differently! If only they listened…

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  • High School Theatre Teacher, Switzerland

    Hilarious and fun intro to Shakespeare

    Our students at the school are amazing by ways of enthusiasm and resourcefulness, that's true, but we must thank you for this incredible play! It was really super funny and we had such fun reading and playing it. The mix between original Shakespeare passages and modern speech and anecdotes made it hilarious. It also meant a fun, relaxed, informal and intimate approach to Shakespeare, who can otherwise seem daunting, challenging and dull to teenagers. Since the play, the Bard and his lines have become super cool all around the school! So thank you Don Zolidis!

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