Angelo | Measure for Measure
Isabella, a young nun has earlier plead with Angelo, a judge, to spare her wrongly convicted brother’s life. Angelo has told her that he will consider her request overnight and asked her to return the next morning. Now alone, Angelo is overcome by sinful desire for Isabella.
The Willow Song | Othello
The Willow song tells the story of a woman who is abused by her partner when he falsely accuses her of being unfaithful. It sings of desperation, fear and pain. It is also Desdemona’s swan song. She sings it as she is readied for bed and it eerily forebodes her imminent death at the hands of her husband, driven mad with paranoia.
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Lady Macbeth | Macbeth
Lady Macbeth has just received a letter from her husband, Macbeth, in which he reveals that three witches have prophesied he will become King of Scotland. The current king, Duncan, is coming to visit them at their home, providing the perfect opportunity for Lady Macbeth to remove him as an obstacle to her husband’s ascent to the throne.
Macbeth | Macbeth
Macbeth, the Scottish war hero, takes a contemplative moment to consider conscience, morality and to weigh the pros and cons of acting out a terrifying plan set down by him and his ambitious wife. Spurred on by his own desire for power and the unsettling prophecies of the Witches, he comes face to face with the lengths he may be willing to go in order to climb the royal ladder.
Hamlet | Hamlet
Hamlet is informed of Fortinbras Prince of Norway and his decisive military actions. He has started a war against Poland for no reason other than ‘honour’ demands it. Hamlet sees these men march headlong towards a meaningless battle - and possibly death - meanwhile Hamlet can’t even kill one man. The man he knows murdered his father and usurped the throne.’
Gaoler's Daughter | The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Gaoler’s Daughter has just pulled off her own covert operation and busted the love of her life - Prince Palamon - out of gaol. She’s had to run back because she needs something to cut his shackles off. On the way she bumps into the audience and can’t not give them the 411 on the situation.
Helena | A Midsummer Night's Dream
After a few drinks at "Girl's Night," Helena bemoans her romantic situation. Helena's head over heels for Demetrius, but he's in love with her former best friend Hermia, who had the audacity to inform her (just moments before) that she's spurning Demetrius and running away with Lysander. Can she figure out how to get her man back and still keep her friendship with Hermia? Find out!
Sebastian | Twelfth Night
Sebastian has just had Olivia approach him in a loving and inviting manner, desiring his love and hand in marriage. Sebastian after finding some time alog is trying to make sense of what is happening, not realizing Olivia has mistake him for his twin sister (Viola, who is dressed up as a man)