The Drownéd Book: The History of William Shakespeare, Part Last
ROYALTY PRICE: Varies with each performing group, dependent on the size/professional status of the performing group, ticket price charged, and expected audience size.
SCRIPT PRICE: $12 each. A script must be purchased for each actor.
CAST SIZE: 7 (4 male, 3 female)
CONTENT: Likely a PG or PG-13 rating for innuendo, mild language, and mature themes.
DESCRIPTION: This play by Kennedy Center national award-winning playwright Mahonri Stewart "exceeds the tweet, elevates the senses, and enlarges the mind" (Andrea Johnson, Front Row Reviewers). William Shakespeare has come home—but is he welcome back? Having traveled between London and Stratford-Upon-Avon his entire professional life as England's premiere playwright, he has missed significant events in the life of his family; most tragically, the death of his son Hamnet. Now his daughter Judith hates him, his daughter Susannah distrusts love, and his wife Anne grows ever more distant. To make matters worse, a vengeful, but complex Thomas Quiney plots to tear down all that Shakespeare holds dear and raise himself up in its place. Shakespeare must confront the mistakes of his past, or risk losing what’s left of his future.
Written in iambic pentameter, blank verse and Elizabethan/Jacobean language.