I Am Shakespeare

Cast: 1f 6-9m

Staging: Can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848422698Publication Date:
12 Jul 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 104 pages ISBN: 9781780011691Publication Date:
15 Aug 2013
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)
First Staged:
Chichester Festival Theatre, 2007

I Am Shakespeare

By Mark Rylance

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A fascinating, witty and characteristically exuberant dramatic exploration of the Shakespeare authorship debate.

Is it possible that the son of an illiterate tradesman, from a small market town in Warwickshire, could have written the greatest dramatic works the world has ever seen? It’s a question that has puzzled scholars, theatre practitioners and theatregoers for many years. The philosopher, Francis Bacon; the Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere; and Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke: all of them have been put forward as the real author of the plays. But why would they hide behind an anonymous actor? Who was the real Bard of Stratford? Why should we care?

Mark Rylance is one of a number of leading actors who seriously question the idea that William Shakespeare was the man behind the thirty-seven plays that have moved, inspired and amazed generations.

First performed at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007, Rylance’s provocative play introduces us to four candidates and their respective claims – whilst asking fundamental questions about what makes a genius, and why it all matters anyway.

Companies wishing to use Claire van Kampen's music written for the original production should contact the Performing Rights Manager.

Read Mark Rylance's blog post about the play.

Press Quotes

‘Witty, gloriously funny and wonderfully well-written… the best thing I have seen for years’

The Stage

Cast: 1f 6-9m

Staging:Can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848422698Publication Date:
12 Jul 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 104 pages ISBN: 9781780011691Publication Date:
15 Aug 2013
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)

Also by Mark Rylance:

Nice Fish - [SIGNED COPY]
Nice Fish
Speaking the Speech

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