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A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

  • 1.  A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 18 days ago
    Edited by Savannah Hard 18 days ago
    Anyone know where I could find a play weaving together multiple Shakespeare scenes from different plays? Thanks!

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    Savannah Hard
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  • 2.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 18 days ago
    Highly recommend "Shakesplosion" by Andrew Geha. Available through Youth Plays. Kids and audiences loved it.





  • 3.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 12 days ago
    Thanks Janet!

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    Savannah Hard
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  • 4.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 18 days ago
    Have you looked at The Compleat Wrks of Wilm Shkspr (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield? Irreverent, but fun.

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    Rich Luedeke
    Blackhawk Christian Theatre
    Fort Wayne, IN
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  • 5.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 12 days ago
    Edited by Ginny Butsch 12 days ago
    I will check it out! Thanks!

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    Savannah Hard
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  • 6.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 18 days ago
    I have one called, "Shakespeare's Histories; Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace" that whips through all 10 history plays in about an hour!

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    Tim Mooney
    www.timmooneyrep.com
    www.moliere-in-english.com
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  • 7.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 12 days ago
    How many actors are in this? And where is your play? Thanks Tim!

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    Savannah Hard
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  • 8.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Savannah!

    This play is entirely flexible. I currently perform it as a one-man show, but there are 25 distinct characters available (list below). But the most important character is the narrator, which can be done by a single person, or traded off through the course of the performance.

    Thanks!
    Tim

    King John
    King John

    Richard II
    Richard II
    Bishop of Carlisle

    Henry IV (2 Plays)
    Falstaff
    Prince Hal (Henry V)
    Hotspur
    Henry IV 

    Henry V
    Chorus
    Henry V (Prince Hal)
    Dauphin
    Princess Katherine (Single line)

    Henry VI (3 Plays)
    York
    Talbot
    Joan La Pucelle (Joan of Arc)
    Jack Cade
    Henry VI
    Richard of Gloucester (Richard III)
    Prince Edward
    Edward IV (Single line)
    Clarence/George (Single line)

    Richard III
    Richard of Gloucester / Richard III
    Lady Anne
    Queen Elizabeth

    Henry VIII
    Henry VIII
    Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury



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    Tim Mooney
    www.timmooneyrep.com
    www.moliere-in-english.com
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  • 9.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 18 days ago
    I wrote one called "Shakespeare Goes Wrong," where 10 different Shakespeare characters follow their storylines and all die in the end. It's a comedy written specifically for the Middle School level.

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    Joshua Watters
    Drama Teacher
    American School of Kuwait
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  • 10.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 12 days ago
    Wonderful! Would I be able to see this?

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    Savannah Hard
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  • 11.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 12 days ago
    I'm intrigued! Let me know if you are willing to share it. Thanks Joshua!

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    Savannah Hard
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  • 12.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 18 days ago
    I have a piece that I created called "Her Infinite Variety" for 10 - 16 women. It includes scenes, songs, monologues and sonnets woven together. It's all about love through the eyes of Shakespeare's women--the joy of love, the struggles of love and the difference between the sexes. It's been produced professionally and in high schools with great success, and plays about an hour and fifteen minutes with no intermission.  I used to teach at an all-girls school and I originally created it for them. If you are interested, let me know.

    James Thomas Bailey
    Director of Theatre Arts • Chair, Visual & Performing Arts
    Past President, CA Educational Theatre Association
    He /Him /His

     

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  • 13.  RE: A Shakespeare Compilation Play?

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hello James, I'd love to hear more about this! I'm unsure about how many girls I will have next year and am currently waiting on the head of school for that count. Also my cousins attend Justin-Siena (what a small world!). Even though I'm all the way out in Virginia!

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    Savannah Hard
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