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Amelia Marriette
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Nay. Remember Me! A Comic Play about Shakespeare and the printing of his plays in 1623. 2023 will mark the 400th Anniversary of the Publishing of the First Folio!
Nay, Remember Me! is a comedy about the publishing of the First Folio of 1623. Nay, Remember Me! was first performed as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Fringe Festival to sell-out audiences in 2001, directed and designed by Chris Bassett. It was produced by Malvern Theatre Players (MTP) in 2010 and performed at the Coach House Theatre in Malvern. It then toured to the Spanish Barn Theatre at Torre Abbey in Torquay. Where it was nominated for a prize by NODA for the Best Regional Production Award for Best Drama. NODA’s representative, Trevor Guest, said that "Nay. Remember Me! has both humour and pathos, and the script is exceptionally well-written."
Nay, Remember Me! A perfect time for a production 2023 will be the biggest year for Shakespeare since the Globe opened in 1599!
2023 will be the biggest year for Shakespeare since the Globe opened in 1599! 2023 marks the 400th Anniversary of First Folio - One of the most important books ever Printed.
Nay, Remember Me! is the perfect piece for amateur and or professional groups. Shakespeare appears as a ghost, there is cross-dressing, one of Will's plays is destroyed during the printing process, there is a death, babies are born, someone goes blind, wives get upset! And the play also pops over the Atlantic to meet Folger, the oil baron who spent a fortune on collecting First Folios and spent millions of dollars setting up the Folger Library. The action occasionally takes a peep at modern-day Stratford-upon-Avon to marvel at Shakespeare's legacy, just to keep the audience on their toes!
Background information about the First Folio
For the Western World, at least, there is no mightier figure than William Shakespeare. The First Folio – is a volume of 37 of Shakespeare's plays gathered together for the first time and published in 1623, 7 years after the death of William Shakespeare. This large Folio edition - about the size of an A3 page - was unique for the time. Plays had never been published in such a handsome volume before. Only the Bible and books of heraldry had ever received such dedicated attention before. The idea for the Folio was the brainchild of two actors, John Heminges and Henry Condell, who worked with William Shakespeare for many years. The full title of the First Folio is "Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies".
As a tribute to their friend, Heminges and Condell wanted to put forward the best possible version of Shakespeare's plays, so they used original prompt books, quartos, and original notes to collate the final collection.
Let's tell the story!
Amelia Marriette's play puts the main characters on the stage - telling the story of the trials and tribulations, the heartbreak, the sheer hard work, and the jubilation of finally achieving the end goal - the printing of a book of eternal and enduring importance.
Full-Length Plays
 Nay, Remember Me! 

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