The Book of Will

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What if Shakespeare’s works had been lost forever? After the death of their friend and mentor, two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Lauren Gunderson, playwright of last season’s runaway hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, weaves a hilarious and heartfelt story inspired by the true story of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Henry Condell
Richard Burbage/Ben Johnson
Elizabeth Condell/Emilia Bassano Lanier/Fruit Seller
Rebecca Heminges/Anne Hathaway/Horatio
Ralph Crane/Barman/Compositor/Francisco
John Heminges
Alice/Susannah Shakespeare
Ed Knight/Isaac Jaggard
Marcus/Boy Hamlet/Crier/Bernardo
William Jaggard/Barman 2/Dering

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