Farce, Period, Docudrama/Historic
Time Period - Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan
Settings Of Play - Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon, a private asylum at Henley-in-Arden, and other locations in the mind of Delia Bacon. 1858.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
No Special Cautions
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Youth/Camp Programs
Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? According to the 19th century literary critic Delia Bacon, just about everybody but the Bard of Avon! Confined to an insane asylum because of her obsession with finding the true authorship of Shakespeare's works, Delia and her fellow inmates enact a series of madcap adventures in which Christopher Marlowe, the Earl of Oxford, Walter Raleigh, some Jesuit priests, a determined nun, and even Queen Bess herself claim to be the true author. A merry farce rooted in historical facts and actual theories. Ideal for drama contests, assemblies, classrooms, or anywhere you can have fun with Shakespeare!
Curst Be He That Moves My Bones was produced by the Dryden Footlighters, Dryden, New York.