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Shreds and Patches

Shreds and Patches

by Robert Wing

Shreds and Patches is a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The location is a “wellness facility” for disturbed teens. Dane, our anti-hero, confronts his bullying step-father and self-centered mother with the help of his fellow patients and Dr. Osric. Will Dane be able to get through to his mother about “the king of shreds and patches” or will he be left in the dark?

The play fuses Shakespearean speech with modern dialogue, reinforcing the notion that the teens and adults speak different languages. An excellent easy-to-stage competition piece!

Drama Character Study Issue-Based Shakespeare
About 35 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
8 Characters
4 M | 2 W | 2 Any Gender
Simple set
26 pages

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