Shakespeare in Love (High School Edition)

Shakespeare in Love (High School Edition)

by  Tom Stoppard, Lee Hall, Marc Norman

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  18m, 6f

Based on the Academy Award-winning movie, this charming reimagining of William Shakespeare's inspiration to write Romeo and Juliet has now been carefully crafted for high school performers and audiences.
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Shakespeare in Love (High School Edition)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    18m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

5 STARS! "Funny, often genuinley moving, and generates a glow you could warm your hands by...The best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors and deserves equal success." - Daily Telegraph, Read More 

5 STARS! "An absolute joy from beginning to end!" - Daily Express, Read More 

"There's the elating sense that the material--with its rivalry between the public playhouses echoing between the Montagues and the Capulets--is reveling in its natural elements in the theatre...It makes you feel grateful to be alive." - The Independent, Read More 

"Marvelously fluid, riotously funny, and often intensely, even startlingly poignant...This may be, in part at least, a comedy about Shakespeare falling in love; but joking aside, it could just make you fall, all over again, in love with Shakespeare." - Chicago Tribune, Read More

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Videos

  • Shakespeare in Love Trailer
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

18m, 6f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

Shakespeare in Love - 4 Full Scores
Shakespeare in Love - Rehearsal Piano
Performance tracks with all recorded music.
Production Handbook (Digital)
Vocal parts for the actors are available at the end of the acting edition.

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Authors

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre in 2015. He wrote his first play, Enter a Free Man, whilst working as a journalist in Bristol. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves ...

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Lee Hall

Lee Hall was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1966 and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. He has worked as a writer in theatre, TV, radio and film. He has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Theatre: Wittgenstein on Tyne, Live Theatre 1996; Bol ...

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Marc Norman

Marc Norman

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