My friend Chelsea McCarthy and I adapt Shakespeare plays to make them enjoyable for people-who-don’t-enjoy-Shakespeare. The script-in-hand shows run about an hour, are fun almost to goofiness, and our supremely talented troupe (who works for free) gets it on its feet with about 5 hours of rehearsal. The Vineyard Playhouse produces us under the leadership of MJ Bruder Munafo.
The response we’ve gotten from audiences – especially educators and visiting actors/directors – has convinced us the scripts are ready for a wider audience. We’d love to share them with you. If you’re interested in checking them out, write me: email@example.com You will not find a more entertaining way to turn students and Bardophobics into Bardophiles.
It takes about a year (give or take) from the writer’s turning in a manuscript to the book’s publication. During that time, the writer goes on to other projects. So even as I am happily preparing for the publication of I, Iago, I am also finishing (soon, I hope) the next novel. This one will be set in Anglo-Saxon England and involves Lady Godiva, Abbess Edgiva of Leominster, and their improbable friendship. Expect to hear more in about a year, but meantime, here are some images for your viewing pleasure.