Speak I Will: A Fractured Shakespeare

ensemble theatre · fractured shakespeare®️ · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by JENINE GIUSTO

June 17, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: shakespeare · metoo · women · female · power · self-love · empowerment

What I liked

The transition from one story to another is one of the most harmonious and collaborative parts of the show. The cast works fluidly as an ensemble to support the monologue at hand, and the heartbeat of the show pulses stronger as the momentum of the stories pushes forward.

What I didn't like

I would love if Fringe had events after shows where the audience can hear from the creator/cast about how it all came together. It was great to speak with some of the actors afterward; however, I want more!

My overall impression

“…And though she be but little, she is fierce…” Fractured Shakespeare’s “Speak I Will” at Fringe creates a synthesis of the Bard’s works, exposing parallels between old ways of thinking and the current uprising of feminine power. I was delighted to see how the worlds each woman created were uniquely different from each other, and that their words were not limited to Shakespeare’s female characters.

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