Short attention span? This play offers to teach the audience everything they'd ever need to know about the major movements and works in Western literature and drama. Well... kind of.
The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama Script
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Short attention span? Well, this play offers to teach the audience everything they'ld ever need to know about the major movements and works in western literature and drama. Well...kind of. The audience is given a comic "fast forward" tour of authors, playwrights, and poets including the likes of Sophocles, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Jane Austen. Major movements in literary and dramatic history, like The Enlightenment and Romanticism, are taught as the actors portray a hilarious "mash-up" between Frankenstein and Pride and Prejudice, as well as other unlikely pairings and synopses. The play is replete with ghosts, villains, and common plot devices, and burns through the other major periods in literary history culminating in a fast-paced handling of movies and 'The Great Summer Blockbuster!' A lesson in literature and drama was never so fun!