This morning in the car we heard an NPR story about the most popular musicals to perform in high school. My daughter found the list on her phone and asked me to guess some. I said, “Well it’s musicals so I won’t bother guessing any Shakespeare.”
“That’s the other list,” she told me. Suddenly I was interested.
Alas it’s not “Most Popular Shakespeare” but I love that some Shakespeare made it to the top overall list!
How do you think other Shakespeare plays ranked? Which play would be next on the list and just didn’t make the cut? A tragedy or a comedy? Maybe Comedy of Errors, because it’s easy to produce?
Also, I must be out of the loop because I don’t recognize several of these, at all. Almost, Maine? Though if somebody tells me that Radium Girls is about Marie Curie (and women in science in general) then I’ll be very pleased. I am assuming that somewhere along the line 12 Angry Men turned into 12 Angry Jurors so that they could more easily cast female roles?