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Fellow Of Infinite Jest, A - 10 Minute Play, Drama

Fellow Of Infinite Jest, A

Don Nigro

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10 Minute Play, Drama

2m

ISBN: MS00000000030

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is being made available now in manuscript form prior to its publication.

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$19.95
: Mysterium & Other Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

10 Minute Play

Drama

10 minutes

Time Period - 16th Century / Elizabethan

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Just a wooden table Will can write on, and a chair for him to sit in. It's 1599, and Will Shakespeare has just finished Henry V and is working on an early draft of Hamlet. A special shareholders meeting of the Lord Chamberlain's Men has been called, and now it's Shakespeare's job to inform the great veteran clown, Will Kempe, that Falstaff has been killed off and won't be in the new play, and that in the future there will be no more improvisation, interpolated clowning, or jigs in their performances---Kempe's specialty. In the future, Kempe will have to just stick to the script that Shakespeare has written. Kempe is furious, and presents a passionate defense of the comedian's right to talk to the audience and insert funny business. At stake is the future of drama, as well as the father/son relationship of these two men. The old clown is certain the script is just a jumping off point, that Shakespeare's text is irrelevant to the true nature of theatre, and that this will go down as the Age of Will Kempe.

Published in Mysterium & Other Plays.

Presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by the Bite-Size Theatre Company in 2010.
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CASTING

2m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Don Nigro

Don Nigro

Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely produced playwrights in the world and has continued to build a deeply interrelated and diverse body of dramatic literature, employing a wide variety of dramatic conventions and styles of presentation. He has written monologues and epics, spare realistic dramas and surreal homicidal puppet farces, plays with music and verse plays. He ... view full profile

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