Dear Mr Shakespeare: Letters to a Jobbing Playwright
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Dear Mr. Shakespeare,
Thank you for submitting your script. We loved it! However…
What if Shakespeare was writing today?
What if Shakespeare had to deal with the prejudices of today’s producers?
What if he had to circumnavigate the same rapids of bureaucracy, financial constraints, cuts in funding, political correctness, forced re-writes, miscasting, rejections, put-downs and "friendly advice" that the writers of today encounter?
Taking today’s attitudes Simon Reade has produced a sharp and novel companion to Shakespeare, for aficionados, actors, academics and audiences alike.