Theatre plays written and
performed by Keir Cutler,
with year of premiere.
2008--Teaching the Fringe
2006--Teaching As You Like It
(Teaching Shakespeare 3)
2004--Lunatic Van Beethoven
2002--Is Shakespeare Dead?
(Teaching Shakespeare 2)
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French Translation of
Fou de Shakespeare
TEACHING SHAKESPEARE SYNOPSIS
Teaching Shakespeare is a multi-award-winning parody of a college Shakespeare class, and a portrait of a frustrated actor turned frustrated
professor struggling to keep his teaching position despite terrible evaluations from his students. The play debuted at the 1999 Montreal Fringe Festival, and Keir continues to perform the piece. The most recent review at the 2015 Edmonton Fringe Festival called the play "intelligently hilarious." Vue Magazine, Edmonton.
Condemned for idolizing Shakespeare, "Only God created more than Shakespeare," racing off on tangents, never completing the assigned scene during class, Dr. Keir, as he is affectionately called, is always electing to perform for the class rather than teach.
Dr. Keir tries desperately, during this 55 minute monologue, to cover the assigned material, but his flaws again get the
better of him. Class time runs out before he can complete
the day's scene and as he realizes he will soon be denied
tenure and forced off the faculty, he quotes Shakespeare:
"When we are born, we cry, that we are come to this great
stage of fools."
click here for REVIEWS, AWARDS AND PERFORMANCE HISTORY of TEACHING SHAKESPEARE
TEACHING SHAKESPEARE -- video clip of live performance below.