Shakespeare Approves! has been described as "a one-man Renaissance Faire." To me, what that means is that I will do it all for your festival: stage shows, street interaction, hosting or performing at a feast, hosting a variety show - the sky is the limit!
This is just a small laundry list of what you can expect from having Shakespeare Approves! at your festival
Street Interaction & Improv. My goal is that EVERYBODY who comes in the gates will meet Master Shakespeare!
Hosting & other duties. If you would need me to perform as a host for a costume contest, a variety show, or at a feast, please let me know!
Stage Shows. Each time slot by Shakespeare Approves! is different. I'll present such shows as:
- Romeo & Juliet: The Flying Implement of Doom Edition! The tale of 2 star-cross'd lovers - 'tis all fun & games until somebody throws a FLYING IMPLEMENT OF DOOM!
- 12th Night & the 3 Bears! Ship-wrecks, spurned lovers, girls dressing up as boys, and being pursued by a bear!
Macbeth: Death by Fluffy Kittens! The story of the most murderous villain of Scotland - and fluffy kittens. You'll be loved ... TO DEATH!
The Tempest: A 3-Hour Tour (A 3-Hour Tour)! Take Prospero, Miranda & Caliban, add a shipwreck, and throw in some castaways from the S.S. Minnow!
Julius Caesar: Beware the Ides of March of the Penguins! The tale of the murder of the greatest Roman of them all - spoilers! AND dancing penguins!
Titus Andronicus: You Know ... For Kids! Titus was the last honest man in Rome, and so OF COURSE the evil barbarian queen & Emperor Saturninus have to ruin his life. There's blood! There's gore! There's death! But, you know, it's surprisingly upbeat!
A Midsummer Night's Dream: We'll Have a Gay, Olde Time! Hermia loves Lysander, Helena loves Demetrius, Oberon loves Titania, who falls in love with an ass, and Robin Goodfellow is Puck-ing with everyone's evening in the original fairy tale. How will it end? Was it all just a dream?
- The Hamlet X-mas Special! Take one part depressive Dane, two parts Peanut, and 3 parts silly Shakespeare and you get a play where JUST THIS ONCE everybody lives!
If your faire does school days or educational outreach, Shakespeare Approves! can present Monarchy! The Musical. It covers the history of the kings & queens of England from William the Conqueror through Elizabeth I, through musical parody. This show is performed with a partner.