Theatre plays written and
performed by Keir Cutler,
with year of premiere.

2015--2056

2014--Shakespeare Crackpot

2011--Teaching Hamlet

2010--Rant Demon

2008--Teaching the Fringe

2006--Teaching As You Like It
(Teaching Shakespeare 3)


2004--Lunatic Van Beethoven

2003--Teaching Witchcraft

2002--Is Shakespeare Dead?

2001--Teaching Detroit
(Teaching Shakespeare 2)


1999--Teaching Shakespeare


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French Translation of
Teaching Shakespeare:
Fou de Shakespeare

IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD? SYNOPSIS


Mark Twain's hilarious (1909) debunking of the myth that William Shakespeare wrote the works of Shakespeare. Listing the handful of established facts of Shakespeare's life, Twain ridicules the fantasy that a largely uneducated youth could have wandered into London and, with virtually none of the necessary skills, become the greatest author in English literature.

Keir Cutler adapted Twain's "Is Shakespeare Dead?" because he feels people should at least be aware of the case that can be made against Shakespeare from Stratford.

What is ignored by people in general, and academics in particular, is the breadth of Shakespeare's knowledge of law, philosophy, classical literature, ancient and modern history, mathematics, music, medicine, art, astronomy, military and naval terminology, English, French and Italian court life, and especially his comprehension of multiple languages. Shakespeare added hundreds of new words to the English language: all these words culled from other languages, both ancient and modern. And Shakespeare did all this without leaving a single trace of his skill? Nothing? No play, no poem, no letter in his own hand? And no mention of any writing is his long and detailed will?

Clearly there is a Shakespeare Authorship Question that can not be ignored.

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WATCH BELOW -- Video embedded is selected scenes of Keir Cutler performing Mark Twain's 'IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD?' filmed at the 2003 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. "A magnificently witty performance," Winnipeg Sun. As seen on Bravo!/Canada.