What Shakespeare play best fits an unofficial wander-around-town performance?
May 11, 2011 10:13 AM Subscribe
If you were doing an outdoor guerrilla community Shakespeare play, where each scene was performed in a different public place, which one would you choose?
posted by jeffmshaw to media & arts (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Some friends of mine want to put on an unofficial Shakespeare Around Town play, where we wander from site to site in town between each scene change (i.e., start in one park, walk to another).
What play fits this aesthetic best? Considerations:
* Should almost certainly be a comedy. One of us has an irrational aversion to Shakespeare's histories, and tragedy doesn't seem like summer fun. Will happily entertain arguments to the contrary.
* The fewer main roles, the better.
* Minimalist sets and costumes that travel easily.
* Potential to do a truncated version that's still fun and makes sense.
We have some ideas, but I'd like to hear the wisdom of the hive mind before getting into our first impulses for consideration.