P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Shakespearean Dating Show, A
By: Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 13 M, 13 F, 1 flexible, extras (With doubling: 8 M, 8 F, 1 flexible. Tripling possible.)
Performance Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 31 pgs.
FARCE. In this reality-TV show, characters from Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," "The Taming of the Shrew," "King Lear," and "Romeo and Juliet" compete to find true love. Bachelors battle it out for a date with Juliet and Hermia, and bachelorettes pull out the stops to win a date with Hortensio and the King of France. In the midst of the chaos, the ghost of Hamlet’s father appears, the Chorus constantly comments on the action, Juliet’s hot-headed cousin chases Romeo off, and some witches create havoc for Macbeth, the stage manager. A fun way to introduce students to Shakespeare. Easy to stage.
Freeviews: To read play excerpts click here.
Scripts: $6.95 each
Prompt Book: $13.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $311.00 (30 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)