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How to Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play - Stage Partners

How to Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play


  One-act. 30-60 minutes*

 10-50+ actors, gender flexible

 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…  (If you loved 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, read this guide immediately.)

*Length of the play: This show is approximately one hour long. To cut it into a shorter one-act, simply remove one or more of the sections.

Royalty fee per performance: $65. Script fee for Printable PDF: $200 (print/copy as many times as you need for your production)Virtual Performance and Live-streaming rights are available. Contact us at with the details of your request. There is also a VIRTUAL VERSION of the play available upon request.

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