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2023 marks the 400th anniversary of the Publishing of the First Folio of Shakespeare's Plays - 1623-2023. For the Western World, at least, there is no mightier figure than William Shakespeare. The First Folio – which is a volume of 37 of Shakespeare's plays gathered together for the first time - was published in 1623, 7 years after the death of William Shakespeare. Nay, Remember Me! charts to the TRUE story of the making of Shakespeare's First Folio. Nay, Remember Me! was first performed as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Fringe Festival to sell-out audiences in 2001, directed and designed by Chris Bassett. Amelia Marriette then reworked and extended the piece. It was produced by Malvern Theatre Players (MTP) in 2010 and performed at the Coach House Theatre in Malvern, also directed and designed by Chris Bassett. It then toured to the Spanish Barn Theatre at Torre Abbey in Torquay, where it was nominated for a prize by NODA for the Best Regional Production Award for Best Drama.
Nay, Remember Me! is the perfect piece for amateur and professional casts alike. It has it all: Shakespeare appears as a ghost, there is cross-dressing, one of Will's plays is destroyed during the printing process, there is a death, babies are born, someone goes blind, wives get upset! And the play also pops over the Atlantic to meet Folger, the oil baron who spent a fortune on collecting First Folios and spent millions of dollars setting up the Folger Library. The action occasionally takes a peep at modern-day Stratford-upon-Avon to marvel at Shakespeare's legacy, just to keep the audience on their toes!
Nay, Remember Me! School Edition - A comedy drama about the First Folio
The pdf is for personal use, but you can get a MASTER COPY which will allow you to legally create copies for your students and a licence to record any videos you may make and or get a performance licence if you want to perform the play (or any part thereof) in front of an audience. For further information please visit the publisher's website:
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