Cambridge University Press seeking short plays inspired by Shakespeare

Cambridge University Press is holding a Shakespearean-themed short play competition.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, they invite you to submit an original short play influenced by the Bard, his works, or his life in any way (imagine the possibilities!).

What does this mean? It means to get creative. Think of all the works that have been inspired by Shakespeare in the past and give us your best, funniest, most tragic, and bardiest work.

It can be the story of the goings-on of a high school production of Romeo and Juliet, or the story of Ophelia’s childhood or even a dog named Macbeth.

It’s all up to you!

Keep the plays under ten pages long.

What you get:  The prize is yet to be determined: “The prize will vary once the finalists are chosen. We would ultimately like to offer tickets to a Shakespeare production, but this will depend on where the person lives. Either way, the finalists will be published on Cambridge University Press’s website, and will be promoted through all our social media channels. We are also considering filming the finalists using New York City-based actors.”

How to apply:  Please submit all plays by April 20th to Diana at

Deadline:  20 April 2016

Source:  Official Playwrights of Facebook


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