Adaptations (Shakespeare), Parody / Spoof
Time Period - Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan
Settings Of Play - A forest
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
From the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors, this comedy ('from an idea by William Shakespeare' and 'set in the Forest of Solihull') pushes the genius of the Bard to its utmost limits, while managing to filch lin's from most of his own plays. Cues are missed, effects fail, props are lost or in the wrong place, furniture and scenery collapses but the Coarse Actors struggle gamefully on throughout. Apart from the essentials, the'settings can be simple or elaborate, as facilities permit.
First performed as part of The Coarse Acting Show at the Cathedral Hall, Edinburgh, on August 22nd, 1977.