Shakespeare's got Talent -One Act
In this script by Lavinia Roberts, some of Shakespeare’s most famous characters meet in this comical one-act TV talent show parody!
Our host, Puck, the mischievous fairy from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is joined by the Fool, a classic Shakespearean side character, who adds wit and fun with her not-so-foolish interjections. Romeo, King Duncan, and Portia create an eclectic panel of judges for a collage of small-cast skits featuring other characters from the Bard’s greatest hits, including Hamlet, King Lear’s three children, Desdemona, the warlock, and more! Of course, the talent portion of the TV show soon takes side stage to hilarious high drama behind the scenes, especially with Macbeth as the stage manager and Macduff as the sound engineer.
There’s all the trademark Shakespeare tragedy — plots against kings, pining for love, witch’s predictions of forlorn fates — but with comedic twists including pillow fights, rubber chicken duels, and a disco dance finale where the judges decide to award themselves the winners.