A One Man Shakespeare Show
Shakespeare's Fools have entertained audiences for centuries. In a time when satire could be tantamount to treason they pushed boundaries and hid the truth behind their comic relief. The Histories and the Tragedies are still relevant, but what about the Comedies? What can we discover about Shakespeare's comedies from William Kemp, the greatest comedian of the Elizabethan theatre?
Mystery still surrounds Kemp's sudden departure from Shakespeare's theatre company and his subsequent life afterwards. Current scholastic thinking is that he was a victim of the plague. Or could it be, as Jason imagines in this piece, that Kemp found his way to The Americas, embarking on a “greatest hits” tour?
Jason draws upon his stand-up comedy background and investigates the history of Shakespeare's best-known Fools - from Bottom to Falstaff and from Malvolio to Juliet's Nurse - in this hilarious and high impact theatre show.
Running time: 45 minutes
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