Shakespeare in a Box: The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare in a Box: The Taming of the Shrew

by Workman Publishing Company, Inc.

Overview

Elevate your next dinner party or add drama to the weekend family gathering!

Bring the Bard home with a literary twist on parlor games -- a host-your-own Shakespeare play, where friends, family, and guests are the director, actors, crew, and audience, supplying everything from stormy sound effects to rousing applause.

Adapting one of Shakespeare's best-known, best-loved works -- The Taming of the Shrew -- here is a complete kit for producing and acting out a rollicking 45-minute version of the comedy: clear directions on how to cast and direct; essential props; and ten cleverly abridged scripts. Just add willing participants (numbering four and up). It is entertainment most excellent.

Shakespeare in a Box: The Taming of the Shrew includes:

10 Playing Scripts: poetic and concise, in the Bard's own language and incorporating all major plot turns.

Director's Notes and Complete Play: all of The Taming of the Shrew, annotated from an actor/director's perspective.

Player's Cards: casting chart, technical notes, and how to find your inner shrewish Kate.

Flute: the key prop that Bianca cracks over Hortensio's head. Ouch!

Groucho Glasses: to aid in the comic chaos wherein no fewer than three characters impersonate someone else.

Wig: calling all lusty widows! (see scene 9)

Product Details

UPC: 9780761123811
Manufacturer: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/30/2001

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