SUSANNA OF STRATFORD Full Length Play

Author Diana Howie
Houston, Texas

PLAY DESCRIPTION

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.

Time: 1620 – 1640 England

Subject Matter: History of England, Shakespeare, Truth, Identity, Family Relationships

Note from the Playwright: The publication of the Folio turns Susanna's world upside-down. At forty, she thought she knew everything there was about her father - she accepted that her world saw him as a sinner and now here was proof that his friends in London cherished him. She seeks the truth, confronting her parents' spirits at their graveside, sorting out the stories from Stratford with the ones from London. Twenty years later, now well-versed in her Father's plays, it would kill her if she had to part with this prized item. But Folios are salable goods in a time of Civil War, and the Queen's soldiers are looting in Stratford.

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    Full-Length Play, Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    White, European
  • Genre
    Drama, Comedic Drama, Historical Drama
  • Period
    Pre-Contemporary
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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