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)
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