The Last Will
February 13 - February 24, 2013
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Suffolk University present the World Premiere of The Last Will, the final installment of Robert Brustein's trilogy about the life of William Shakespeare.
The Last Will finds William Shakespeare retired at his country home on Stratford after decades of struggle and success in the city of London. In the last stages of a fatal illness, his deteriorating mind obliterates the distinction between fiction and fact, and the playwright begins acting as a character in his own plays. Richard Burbage, leader of Shakespeare's acting company, attempts to persuade him to return to London and to playwriting, as Will wrestles with his suspicions, delusions, family resentments, his longing for forgiveness, and final testaments.