Through humor, costumed sword-fights, Elizabethan insults, and complete audience involvement, Richard McElvain and David Zucker bring The Bard’s genius to life. From Hamlet’s grief over Yoric’s skull to the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet to an over-the-top version of Pyramus and Thisbe, David and Richard ignite an excitement for The Bard in the classroom. The Shakespeare Guyz challenge students to make personal connections with Shakespeare’s themes and realize the power of Shakespeare’s legacy.
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Shakespeare, Poetry, English Language Arts, Theater Arts
Single Show: $995
Back-to-back Shows: $1,690
Mixed double with MathsAmazing!
Travel Fee: $50/day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
1 reserved parking space
4 music stands (black, preferably)
1 long folding table
1 sturdy chair (to stand on)
20’ by 20’ stage area with a clean floor (swept and mopped)
If students are seated in chairs rather than on the floor, a stage or raised platform is required.
Note: This program includes sword fighting and a dagger is used as a prop. Please forewarn the principal, teachers and students.
Grade levels: 5-12
Audience limit: 300
Performance length: 45 minutes
Arrival before first performance: 30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes
Strike time: 20 minutes
Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.