Members say: Great acting, Clever, Great writing, Conspiracy theorizing, Slow

About the show

Murder, mayhem, and manhunts abound in this dramatic examination of the underbelly of London's Elizabethan theater, and the conspiracy surrounding the true authorship of the works of the Bard.

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'The Shakespeare Conspiracy' spotlights two conspiracy theories that have fascinated historians for centuries: how could William Shakespeare become England's greatest playwright virtually overnight when he was just a nameless actor who had never written anything before? And how could Christopher Marlowe, known spy and the previous reigning playwright in England, be suspiciously murdered and quickly buried in an unmarked grave just days before he was to be tried for treason?

Part of the Fledgling Theatre Company and the Caravan Theatre Company's first annual 'Battle of the Bards' festival, honoring the work of Christopher Marlowe.


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73
During previews
Thought-provoking, Some good acting, Conspiracy theorizing, Oxfordians vs stratfordians vs marloweians?, Could it be cut?

See it if desire Oxford/Stratford drama 2 be rehashed, entertained by detective work, and look 4 men of color 2 be classically featured on stage

Don't see it if no interest in Shakespeare didn't write it trauma, or period drama, overemphasis on gay aspects, or shoestring production values say no 2 U

54
During previews
Creative, Ambitious, Slow, Good idea, weak execution

See it if you want an intriguing tale of Marlowe writing Shakespeare's works. Creative idea, but weakly realized: long, slow. Decent acting.

Don't see it if you hope for energy behind thoughtful concept. Direction felt forced/contrived - making production feel tedious despite flashes of talent.

78
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Was Shakespeare written by Kit Marlowe? This play says “Yes”, but scholars say “No”.

Don't see it if You can’t sit on an unpadded chair. You aren’t interested in fringe theories.

66
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if Are interested in the Bard and conspiacry theories

Don't see it if You dont want gay characters making out in front of you, it was unnecessary to the plot


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