Speak the Speech I Pray You…

by Brian Way

1964

Age Advice: Junior and Senior High

Speak the Speech I Pray You… was first produced by Theatre Centre in 1964. It was written and directed by the author for presentation to young people in schools and was toured throughout the British Isles for a year.

An observer from the present day visits Shakespeare and The King’s Men, and, with the aid of some audience participation, explores the Shakespearean theatre.

Characters

(Four men and two women)

Shakespeare
Burbage
Alexander
Kempe
Heminge
Observer

Creative Team

Writer: Brian Way
Director: Brian Way

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script (for the original radio play only) is held by the British Library.

"The theatre - what is it really like? You see - we, the people of my time, we don't know. Many have guessed - have written books about it: but there is only one genuine drawing."

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