All The World’s A Grave: A New Play by William Shakespeare by John Reed



Arts Express is happy to present a new play by William Shakespeare. What, impossible you say? No, not if you’re John Reed who has written a Shakespeare mash-up, using Shakespeare’s own lines and characters in a new play John calls All the World’s A Grave.

Hamlet, Iago, Romeo, Juliet and Macbeth all in the same play? Yes, and more.

If you’re familiar with Shakespeare’s characters, you’ll get a kick out of seeing them in unfamiliar situations and relationships. If you are new to Shakespeare, you’ll enjoy the fast-paced story of betrayal, love, and intrigue.

The Cast of Characters:

Iago, a lieutenant to Prince Hamlet, played by KeShaun Luckie
Hamlet, the Prince of Bohemia, played by Josh Miccio
Juliet, daughter of King Lear, The Princess of Bohemia’s military rival, Aquitane, played by Mary Murphy
Romeo, a General to Prince Hamlet played by Rick Tuman
Rosencrantz, an old college friend of Hamlet’s, played by Marty Levine
Guildenstern, another old college friend of Hamlet, played by Vivienne Shalom
The Ghost of Hamlet’s father, played by Jack Shalom

Click on the triangle or mp3 link above to hear our Quarto radio version of the play as broadcast today on WBAI FM NY and Pacifica stations across the nation.

The full stage version by John Reed is available from Plume Books.

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