Shakespeare Guyz - David Zucker and Richard McElvain - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


Shakespeare Guyz

Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater & Media Arts|History, Math, Science
Grade Level: 3-12
Scheduling Request

Through humor, costumed sword-fights, Elizabethan insults, and lots of audience participation, Richard McElvain and David Zucker bring Shakespeare's genius to life. From Hamlet’s grief over Yoric’s skull, to the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, to an over-the-top version of Pyramus and Thisbe from A Midsummer Night's Dream, David and Richard ignite an excitement for The Bard in the classroom. The Shakespeare Guyz challenge students to make personal connections with Shakespeare’s themes and realize the power of Shakespeare’s legacy.

Outdoor performances available. 

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Shakespeare, Poetry, English Language Arts, Theater Arts

Single Performance: $1,000
Additional Performances: $800
Travel: $50 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

1 reserved parking space
4 music stands (black, preferably)
1 long folding table
1 sturdy chair (to stand on)
Performance Space:
20’ by 20’ stage area with a clean floor (swept and mopped)
If students are seated in chairs rather than on the floor, a stage or raised platform is required.
Grade levels: 3-12
Audience limit: 300
Performance length: 45 minutes
Arrival before first performance: 30 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes
Strike time: 20 minutes

Please introduce the performers as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.