Time Period - 1980s, 1970s, 16th Century / Elizabethan
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, Monologues
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
The Girlhood Of Shakespeare's Heroines is a group of five
monologues in which Shakespearean women or modern women cast in
Shakespearean roles try to come to terms with their identity, their
mixed feelings about men, and their place in the world. Done separately
or together, these monologues offer a funny and compelling
investigations into how to survive as a minor character. In Cincinnati & Other Plays.
Dead Men's Fingers
How Many Children Had Lady Macbeth?
Notes from the Moated Grange
Full Fathom Five
"Funny... . Plays delightful games with language. . . . A great showcase for young talent." - Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"This is theatre of ideas that assume flesh and blood because the characters are so strong, so indelible and filled with sly humor." - Akron Beacon Journal.
First produced by the Porthouse Theatre Company in Kent, Ohio in July, 1988. Directed by Marya Bednerik.