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!
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon, a private asylum at Henley-in-Arden, and other locations in the mind of Delia Bacon. 1858.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
VICAR OF TRINITY CHURCH
AN ORDERLY AT THE ASYLUM
FEMALE INMATES - 6 to 11 women who play Sir Walter Raleigh, William Stanley, Edmund Spencer, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Three Jesuits, a Nun, Queen Elizabeth, and the Earl of Oxford
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
Parts for up to 2 men and 12 women.
Curst Be He That Moves My Bones was produced by the Dryden Footlighters, Dryden, New York.