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. More…
'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.
See it if you want to explore the (#fakenews) conspiracy theory about the origin of WS's works; you'd enjoy an Elizabethan gay soap opera.
Don't see it if you respect Shakespeare, Marlowe (both come off rather buffoonish here) or ur time. Note: The wood folding chairs only add to the discomfort
See it if you care only about the conspiracy theory or prioritize gay representation onstage/in history & aren’t concerned w/ the actual drama at all
Don't see it if you don’t lower your bar for amateur gay fanfiction—the fantasy kind where no one can be straight or female (like the football team in Glee)