Time Period - 18th Century
Settings Of Play - A kitchen in the London home of John Warburton in the
early eighteenth century. A table, three chairs, and
FEATURES / CONTAINS
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
John Warburton was an English antiquary who possessed many rare Elizabethan and Jacobean scripts, including the only extant copies of several plays said to have been written by Shakespeare. These manuscripts were lost forever when his illiterate but devoted cook, Betsy Baker, burned some and used the rest to line pie bottoms. This funny and powerful ten minute play takes place at the moment Warburton discovers what happened to his manuscripts. Includes dramaturgical note. In Tales From The Red Rose Inn & Other Plays.