Mrs Shakespeare: A one act play

Mrs Shakespeare: A one act play

by Mr Ian McAllister Wild

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Overview

Mrs Shakespeare: A one act play by Mr Ian McAllister Wild

William Shakespeare finds himself reincarnated in the present day as a woman, which makes it all the more difficult to convince people he is the Great Bard. The Globe and the RSC refuse point blank to stage his modern history plays such as Hitler the First and Charles the Third (Not). Frustrated by this lack of recognition, Mrs Shakespeare winds up in a mental asylum, and comes to the conclusion she has made a complete mess of writing 'Hamlet' four hundred years earlier. Armed with a quill and beset by a rebellious cast of characters who are anxious not to be rewritten, she embarks on an epic reformulation of theatre's most famous text under the new title of 'Ophelia'. But her psychiatrist and the original dramatis personae of the play, are so against the idea, they contrive between them, to send her mad.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781548794828
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2017
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 1,012,782
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Ian Wild is a writer and theatre composer from Enniskean, Co. Cork. He has published two novels, a collection of short stories and four plays. His broadcast work includes Way Out West - a comedy series for RTE Radio One; and over twenty children's stories for RTE's Fiction Fifteen. He has won numerous writing awards, the most recent being The Aeon Short Story Prize 2012 and the Fish International Short Story Prize 2009. Four of his highly successful musical comedies appeared in Cork Midsummer Festivals between 1998 and 2003: The Pirates in Short Pants, Marco Polo's Toilet Brush, Rachmaninov's Maid and Spaghetti Western. His play Mrs Shakespeare won the Argus Fringe Theatre award in 2015.

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