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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Shakespeare on a Shoestring - Cymbeline!

Shakespeare on a Shoestring - Cymbeline!

by Michael Calderone

Did you know that Cymbeline has all of Shakespeare’s most famous plot devices? It has… Faked Death! Mistaken Identity! Parental Marital Veto! But wait, there’s more!

Join our players as they tackle the play in the Shoestring style, which emphasizes ensemble, the physical space (with all scenery created by living tableaux) and audience interaction.

It’s the perfect storm for your students to sync up their Shakespeare and turn up their technique.

Comedy Shakespeare

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 50 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
12 Characters
6 M | 6 W, Plus percussionist. Easily expandable.
Simple set
46 pages

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