The Complete History of Theatre (abridged)
by Matt Thompson
August 6-22, 2021
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
It’s opening night, and master playwright William Shakespeare, theatrical diva Sarah Bernhardt and the indelible intellectual Constantine Stanislavsky transport you back in time as we explore the beginnings of Greek theatre, Aristotle’s Poetics, the fine art of Kabuki, the history of mime, and speculation on the real author of Shakespeare’s plays. Along the way, the bumbling Shakespeare misquotes himself, Sarah Bernhardt can’t get over the sound of thunderous applause and Stanislavsky gets blown out of a cannon when someone says the name of “the Scottish play” in the theatre! This interactive farce will keep you in stitches at every turn on a rollicking ride!
Production and Rehearsal Photos