Owning Shakespeare (Ten Minute Play)

The year is 1754. Reverend Francis Gastrell bought and tore down the house that William Shakespeare lived and died in -- New Place. Now, he wants to own the bones of the Bard himself.
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Owning Shakespeare (Ten Minute Play)

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  • Enid Cokinos:
    22 Jan. 2021
    Poor Reverend Gastrell. He just wants Shakespeare’s bones, but the good people of Stratford-upon-Avon are not having it. Marcia has written an entertaining historic play with a fun, satisfying twist. History buffs, Shakespeare fans, and short play enthusiasts will enjoy “Owning Shakespeare”.

Character Information

  • William Evetts
  • Reverend Francis Gastrell
    Owner of Shakespeare's house, Newplace, which he tore down.
  • Ned Gastrell
    Cousin of Reverend Gastrell
  • David Lewis
    High Sheriff of Warwickshire
  • David Garrick
    An actor

Development History

  • Workshop
    Indiana Playwrights Circle