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Shakespeare in Love (High School Edition)

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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  • Full Length Play
  • Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18)

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary
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.

REVIEWS:

5 STARS! "Funny, often genuinely 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

5 STARS! "An absolute joy from beginning to end!"

 Daily Express

"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

"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 Shakespeare."

 Chicago Tribune

  • Casting: 18M, 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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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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