To Each Their Own

To Each Their Own

by G. Robin Smith
     
 
THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION. Seek the 2nd Edition for the greatly improved version.

The plot elements that Shakespeare employed for his plays were used - and reused - for a reason. Shipwrecks, nobles disguised as servants and magical objects were stock and trade for what the audience wanted to see and common metaphors for what they would understand. Such tropes

Overview

THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION. Seek the 2nd Edition for the greatly improved version.

The plot elements that Shakespeare employed for his plays were used - and reused - for a reason. Shipwrecks, nobles disguised as servants and magical objects were stock and trade for what the audience wanted to see and common metaphors for what they would understand. Such tropes provided a key to translating the story to a packed house of groundlings and nobles. By taking those elements familiar in 'The Tempest' '12th Night', 'Errors' and more, rearranging them into a new constellation of ideas, a fresh picture has been drawn - "To Each Their Own". Three servants, thrown onto the shore of their master's enemies, must pretend to be noble. Their masters, mistaken for servants, must pretend to know how to labor. Three husband-seeking daughters add to the confusion when the masters and their servants must pretend to be things they are not to stay alive. Love, Hate, Jealousy and a Golden Lion of Death help discover the perfect truth of the way things are.

"To Each Their Own" is a play written to be slipped into the canon at The Globe Theatre in Shakespeare's time. The play is filled with mistaken identities, fumbling antics, touching tales and a soaring, understandable language full of poetry and meaning. Welcome to the 2nd Elizabethan Age, with a work that would fit on the First Elizabeth's Stage. If you like 'Shakespeare In Love', 'Stage Beauty', 'Yes', 'Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead', then make "To Each Their Own" your own.

"To Each Their Own" is meant for performance, but is quite readable as a story. To be performed, about 14 actors are necessary with minimum set and maximum imagination. Unless, like the character Anto, you cry "O' kill me now before an actor play!" you will enjoy enacting this work - in your mind or with friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449926359
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/26/2012
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

GregRobin Smith (Seattle) is a writer, playwright, poet, musician, performer, educator, lecturer, Chautauqua artist ("Benjamin Franklin - LIVE! & In Person - ated" and now "Shakespeare EXCLAIMED! - The Works of William Shakespeare - Plunged") and a fundraiser for non-profits. He lives in Everett WA, and has performed in Texas, Oregon, Washington, Washington DC, Hawaii, South Dakota, Alberta, Montana, Idaho and Utah. To prepare for this work, he has written over 1,000 Elizabethan-style sonnets. Mr. Smith has done extensive audience work with Historical recreation groups and Renaissance Faires - for the one great asset that Shakespeare had and used that is rarely credited was his Audience. Gramercy unto you all!

G.Robin works with Screenwriter Guy Hamling of New Zealand. Their first joint work "Verona" is a modern buddy tale, set in New Zealand, loosely based on Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona". Hamling wrote the screenplay, Smith translated it into Elizabethan English. www.myspace.com/verona_themovie.

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Mr Smith's work is sponsored by The Interactive History Company (InteractiveHistory.org) and Hardwick & Sons, Inc. (www.eHardwicks.com)

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