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Illustration by Anna Fremont.

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

Toby Hulse, playwright


38 pgs. 7 actors

Originally produced by Bristol Old Vic Theatre, UK, in 2016

Run Time: 60 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 6+


The life, the times and every single play of William Shakespeare – all in just one hour! The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare is a glorious celebration of the work of the world’s greatest playwright. Expect silly sketches, toe-tapping songs, daft dance routines and extracts from all the famous and some less well-known plays. This show is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare and to the Tudor England that gave birth to his writing.


“Fun for parents and children alike, The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare is a brilliant introduction to Shakespeare: the man and his plays. Cleverly structured around the ‘seven ages of man’ from As You Like It, it entertainingly informs the audience about Shakespeare’s own life, in a dynamic and varied way that is reminiscent of BBC’s Horrible Histories.”–Broadway Baby


Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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