Shreds and Patches is an imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet like no other! An excellent easy-to-stage competition piece that fuses Shakespearean speech with modern dialogue - a super fun way to bring Shakespeare into the classroom!

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Postcards from Shakespeare

Postcards from Shakespeare

by Allison Williams

Shakespeare has writer’s block. Nothing inspires him. The best he can come up with is “Now is the winter of our irritation!”

He pleads to the one person who can help him – Queen Elizabeth the First. Queen Lizzy, who could be a writer herself if she weren’t so busy crushing the Welsh, sends Shakespeare around the world in 30 minutes. Denmark! Venice! Egypt!

Join his whirlwind tour as he desperately searches for material. Star-crossed lovers! Surprise death! Shipwrecks! Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark…

Comedy Shakespeare

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 35 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
15 Characters
6 M | 4 W | 5 Any Gender
Simple Set
37 pages
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