Improvised Shakespeare — "Shake It Up!"
BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
201 SW 5 Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. Each of the players has brushed up on his "thee's" and "thou's" to bring you a show filled with off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Any performance could be filled with power struggles, star-crossed lovers, sprites, kings, queens, princesses, sword-play, rhyming couplets, asides, insults, persons in disguise and all that we've come to expect from the pen of the Great Bard. The performance could reveal a tragedy, comedy or history. Nothing is planned out, rehearsed, or written. The goal of the Shake It Up! Performance is to make Shakespeare feel exciting, accessible, and relevant to the young reader. Utilizing improvisation and comedy, the Improvised Shakespeare Company has developed a unique and interactive approach to deepening students' understanding of Shakespeare's texts. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new!