P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Shakespeare's Next Top Fool
By: Lavinia Roberts
Cast: 7 M, 12 F, 8 flexible (Doubling possible.)
Performance Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes, 38 pgs.
FARCE. In this reality-TV show, fools compete for the title of Shakespeare’s Next Top Fool. Contestants include the clown from "Othello," King Lear’s fool, and the gravediggers from "Hamlet." With a stage full of fools, Rosalind and Touchstone have their hands full hosting this show. In addition, the camera crew, consisting of Montagues and Capulets, can’t stop fighting. Security guard Nick Bottom keeps trying to take other people’s jobs. Then the judges begin to disappear. Bianca is dragged off by her shrewish sister, Caesar is called away to the senate, and Macduff picks a fight with Macbeth. A fun way to introduce students to Shakespeare. Easy to stage.
Freeviews: To read play excerpts click here.
Scripts: $6.95 each
Prompt Book: $13.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $311.00 (30 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)