October 7 – November 2, 2002
2 hours and 15 minutes
How can a stage-struck bumpkin break into the glamorous world of show biz? If your name’s Will Shakspere, you could pose as front-man for word-happy aristocrats too proud to admit they’re scribbling plays for the unwashed masses. After all, there are advantages to being the confidant of the Earl of Oxford, Sir Francis Bacon, and even the Queen…
Playwright Amy Freed and Goodman Resident Director David Petrarca stand an age-old literary debate on its ear in this deliciously witty new play.