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Shakespeare for My Father - Monologues, Drama

Shakespeare for My Father

Lynn Redgrave

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Monologues, Drama

1f

ISBN: 9780573627583

"An enormously entertaining biographical voyage." - The New York Post

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Description

Monologues

Drama

Biography

120 minutes (2 hours)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

The renowned actress's first foray into playwriting as family reminiscences developed into a complex, funny and moving portrait of a child's longing for the love of the inscrutable, daunting and charismatic Shakespearean actor who was her father. Acclaimed in America and Great Britain, Shakespeare for My Father weaves scenes from the Bard that delightfully coalesce with events in Ms. Redgrave's young life eliciting memories of Sir Michael and engaging impressions of the celebrated stars who frequented the Redgrave's home and lives.

REVIEWS

"A pleasure and a privilege to watch." - The New York Times

"An enormously entertaining biographical voyage." - The New York Post

"Combines wit, technical skill and human feeling...the evening is sometimes heart churning, but laughter is never far away." - The London Times

"An original, funny, often fascinating...blend of art and psychotherapy." - Time

"Offers a glimpse of life in the rarefied company of Olivier, Burton, Lunt and Fontanne, sister Vanessa and brother Corin...by turns funny, poignant and melodramatic." - Variety


Shakespeare for my Father premiered at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York City in April 1993 under the direction of John Clark.

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CASTING

1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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