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CLUE # 1 – LAW AND ORDER
CLUE # 2 – THIS MUSICAL MOVED THEATERS MULTIPLE TIMES DURING IT’S BROADWAY RUN.
How did young Shakespeare become a playwright? This play answers that question in the funniest way possible. A professor sends the arrogant young boy with his classmates to do summer theatre at the Ball and Chain Inn in Shottery. But Will, who claims to have invented the words dwindle, lonely, pious, dog, and Wikipedia, doesn’t want to write a play for these losers. And besides, the student actors don’t like his crazy ideas anyway about a Henry VI trilogy, Julius Caesar, or star-crossed lovers! They want dancing and juggling, or a girl and dog swept away by a tornado. Even though Will is rude, Anne Hathaway falls for his love poetry and schemes to tame him into marriage. From this stems Will’s inspiration, and he writes a play about it that’s seen by an agent who invites him and his troupe to London. Will reveals that his observations of the people at the inn taught him about human nature and how to write about it. And the rest is history. This fun and entertaining way to introduce Shakespeare to student actors and audiences includes classic quips and quotes and is easy to stage with only two sets.