Writer's Cramp or How Will Shakespeare Got Into Show Biz
Published by Dramatic Publishing
5 Male 2 Female
By then he's already married, the father of three and a full-fledged, wildly successful young actor and playwright!
The "lost years" have confounded scholars for generations
Until now ...
Writer's Cramp or How Will Shakespeare Got Into Show Biz gleefully fills in the gaps!
It begins in 1585 when Will is a 21-year-old dreamer and a jobless father of three
He'd much rather cavort with children and fiddle with phrases than worry about putting bread on the table
Small wonder then his older and long-suffering wife, Anne, is easily distracted by the amorous attentions of Hamnet - a profligate neighbor with insatiable appetites
But how can they consummate the attraction when Will is always underfoot?
A series of fool's errands to get Will out of the house almost works
But the steamy tryst is spoiled by one intrusion after another...
A giddy adolescent girl
And a band of strolling players
Poverty, lust and gender confusion rock everyone's boat
But in the end fortune smiles on the aspiring young poet
Single interior set - runs about 100 minuntes