Cast from the World Premiere production in Philadelphia, PA

The Lyon's Part

April Feld Sandor, founder of Simply Shakespeare, has created a comedic one-act play adapted from Shakespeare's works. It is designed to introduce audiences (ages 12 and up) to the language, humour and history of Shakespeare and his world.

The Lyon's Part* uses Shakespeare's First Folio language and the framing device from Shakespeare's A Midsommer Nights Dreame. It borrows those lovable "rude mechanicals" Bottome, Peter Quince, Starveling, Snug and Flute and gives them new character histories for a fanciful look at Elizabethan actors and Elizabethan times. The Lyon's Part received its World Premiere in Philadelphia, PA in March 2004. The play, for five actors, runs approximately 45 minutes. The rights to produce the play may be purchased by your Institution.

For rights, bookings or more information, please contact April Feld Sandor at or (215) 882-2600.

*The Lyon's Part, Copyright © 2004 April Feld Sandor