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Question: Need an appropriate shakespeare piece for high school festival!?
Shakespeare festival, i have to produce a piece of either 5 or 15mins in length!. i really want it to be unique, its all about originality of the piece and of the production!. There are so many entries and first prize is drama classes in the capital, which i really want to win this year!. if anyone could give me good scenes that i could adapt originally, that arent the usual macbeth witches scene, romeo and juliet balcony scene!.
ten points for best, i really need help!

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
Um, you need to provide a little more info to get a good answer!. Are you male or female, and what age!? Does your audition consist of only one monologue or can you do two or three different ones!? Or will you have a scene partner so that you will perform dialogue instead of a monologue!? Do you feel you do better at comedy or serious drama!?

The truth about shakespeare is there's really not likely to be any part of any of his plays that the judges haven't seen before!. So instead of looking for an 'original' piece, you should instead find a scene or character or moment that you feel strongly about!. Sit and really try to analyze the piece, get in the character's head, figure out what they're thinking/feeling, and find a unique way to portray it!. And remember, oftentimes subtle is better!. also keep in mind your own personal strenghts when you pick what scene or monologue you want to do!.

There are many books of monologues and scenes from shakespeare that you can check out from your local library and browse to get ideas for scenes that might suit you!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Will it just be you or will you be performing with others!?

If it's a solo thing then Mercutio's 'Queen Mab speech' from Romeo and Juliet, but I don't think it will be long enough!. :(

Anything from A Midsummer Night's Dream is amazing! I love that play!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

try hamlet, the ending duel scene w/ the poisoned swords!.Www@QuestionHome@Com