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All the World\'s a Stage
All the World's a Stage
Shakespeare arranged by Mary W. Schaller.

Cast: 12 minimum. This sampler of Shakespearean scenes revolves around the theme of Elizabethan theatre and staging techniques. A central character, the Modern Theatre Student, narrates between scenes and keeps order amid chaos. Her rival for attention is Jacques from As You Like It, who continually wants to "get on with it." Scenes include the plays-within-plays from Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream; the players' relationships with the Elizabethan groundlings as seen in the funeral oration from Julius Caesar and the drunken porter from Macbeth; the girls-disguised-as-boys scene from The Merchant of Venice; the use of excerpts from Pericles, Henry V and Henry VIII; epilogues from The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream; and of course the speech "All the world's a stage," from As You Like It, acted in pantomime. This play is ideally suited for classroom production as it ensures enough parts for everyone while, at the same time, it gently teaches the students about the life and theatre of Shakespeare. Bare stage w/props. Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes.

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MODERN STUDENT. We will begin our action with excerpts from several plays, Pericles, Henry V and Henry VIII.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  A32
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  32
Royalty:  $40.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  45 min.
Target Audience: Middle School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Shakespeare
ISBN (10): 0871292270
Mary Schaller is a native of Washington, D.C. (and remains staunchly non-partisan for survival!), an army brat and navy wife. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Theatre Arts, and early in her career she worked in the communications department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, Calif. Nearly 30 years ago, she returned to the ...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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