Shakespeare: the Remix

Saturday, November 11, 2023

By Aaron Jafferis & Gihieh Lee Shakespeare the Remix  One of theREP’s most popular On-The-Go! shows, “Shakespeare the Remix” compares the power of language found in Shakespeare’s work with that of early hip-hop and slam poetry. Shayla, a hip teenage girl tackles some of the most famous characters in Shakespeare’s written works. She finds herself in a verbal battle with the Bard himself with both Elizabethan text and her modern-day slam poetry. Students will experience bits from “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “Shakespeare the Remix” is a striking mix of Shakespeare’s text with fresh, original hip-hop poetry and music. 

Justin Friello and Alisha Espinosa – members AEA in theREP’s ON THE GO production of Aaron Jafferis & Gihieh Lee’s Shakespeare: the Remix.