The Book of Will

June 28 – September 5, 2019
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Melinda Pfundstein

Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have the world’s most memorable plays— and without his friends, we wouldn’t know he wrote them. After the Bard’s death, his quick-witted fellow actors realize that the plays they love are being muddled and even lost; they know they need to publish a collection of his plays. Thus, they launch a warm-hearted and often comic mission to print “the book” of his plays and save his legacy.

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Play Details

Dates
June 28 – September 5, 2019

Venue
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Author
By Lauren Gunderson

Director
Melinda Pfundstein

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Content Advisory
The Book of Will is set in the early 1620s but has a somewhat modern sensibility. It is the story of Shakespeare’s friends and their endeavors to publish the Bard’s work. The play includes some mild adult language and humor in harmony with Shakespeare’s plays but is suitable for most audiences.

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