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The Shakespeare Project
The Shakespeare Project
Adapted by James Zager from Shakespeare.

Cast: 7m., 7w. (4 chorus.) By taking the most famous scenes and monologues from the canon of Shakespearean works and presenting them in a contemporary style, new and often remarkable interpretations of the classic materials emerge. We see the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet as a late-night phone call, the witches from Macbeth as bag ladies, the wooing scene from The Taming of the Shrew as a wrestling bout, the confrontation between Harry and Hotspur from Henry IV done in ritualistic fighting mode, and Marc Antony's speech from Julius Caesar as a press conference. Add to that energetic portrayals of a handful of the most recognizable Shakespearean soliloquies penned and you have a wonderful way to introduce young actors and audiences to the fantastic world of Elizabethan literature. Minimal cosume requirements. Single set. Minimal prop requirements. Other technical needs are virtually nonexistent. Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  SK5
Cast Size:  18
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  50
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
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Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Shakespeare
ISBN (10): 1583422994
Publication Date: 12/14/2005
Biographies
James Zager was born and bred in the wonderful Midwestern town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his bachelor's degree in musical theatre at the University of Wisconsin in 1983 and then moved to Chicago where he worked as a professional actor, director and playwright in musical theatre and theatre for youth for more than 20 years. Zager received his M.F.A. ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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