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Loves Labours Wonne - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Loves Labours Wonne

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

9m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573600319

Dark and strange, ribald, funny, sad and beautiful, this unique play takes audiences on an inspiring trip deep into William Shakespeare's soul. Late on the stormy night on which he is to retire to the country, Shakespeare staggers drunkenly onto the stage of the Globe Theatre. Longing for quiet, green Stratford yet grieving for the London theatre world that has been his life, he is tortured by memories and hallucinations of his early struggles in the vicious city quagmire.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 16th Century / Elizabethan

Settings Of Play - The stage of the Globe Theatre. Various boxes of clothing, props, scenery litter the stage, out of which the players will in the course of the play first build and then destroy a variety of locations in Stratford and London.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Dark and strange, ribald, funny, sad and beautiful, this unique play takes audiences on an inspiring trip deep into William Shakespeare's soul. Late on the stormy night on which he is to retire to the country, Shakespeare staggers drunkenly onto the stage of the Globe Theatre. Longing for quiet, green Stratford yet grieving for the London theatre world that has been his life, he is tortured by memories and hallucinations of his early struggles in the vicious city quagmire. His daughters arise as Miranda and Ariel and join the notorious hack Robert Greene who comes from the dead to accuse him of Marlowe's murder. Queen Elizabeth makes a cameo appearance and people from his life mix with characters from his plays to create a wild hallucinatory investigation into the nightmare of art.
First produced in 1981 at Indiana University in Bloomington and the Berkeley Stage Company, directed by Leigh Woods.
Characters

CASTING

9m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

SHAKESPEARE
BONE / JOHN / POLONIUS
SUSANNA / MIRANDA
ARIEL/ JUDITH
ANNE
LADY
SEXTON / GREENE
RICHARD III / MARLOWE / BROTHER RICHARD
MUNDAY / PREACHER / BEGGAR
BURBAGE / DOCTOR / POLEY
ALLEYN / FRIZER
HENSLOWE / FOOL
MARY / MRS. ISAM / QUEEN ELIZABETH
CHETTLE / FALSTAFF / SKERES
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MUSICAL STYLE

Folk

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

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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