SUSANNA OF STRATFORD - Actors Are Fiends! - Susanna

Author Diana Howie
Houston, Texas

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: 1620`s England

Situation: Susanna, Shakespeare`s daughter, is having fun in an empty church, acting as if she were the Vicar delivering one of his well-used sermons that was clearly an affront to her, and should have been to her Mother, Anne Hathaway. 

Subject Matter: Actors, Theatre, Shakespeare

Note from Playwright: Susanna portrays a number of villagers in the play, including the bombastic Vicar who spouts the Church's official opinion on actors and plays.

Note About Source Play: At forty-years old, Susanna Shakespeare Hall has received a startling present: a large printed book containing all her father`s plays. Finally she has the proof in hand to determine the truth about her father`s reputation: demonized in Stratford, praised in London.   In the Second Act, Susanna is sixty years old, and a wartime emergency has placed the Queen of England as a guest in Susanna's house in Stratford. A faux pas puts the prized Folio at risk of being seized for the Royal`s war chest. 

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  • Source
    Full-Length Play, Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    White, European
  • Genre
    Historical Drama, Drama, Comedic Drama
  • Period
    Pre-Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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