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Cenarth Fox


Nationality:    Australian
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Cenarth Fox is an Australian playwright, composer and author. His shows have been staged in nearly fifty countries since the production of his first musical The Originals in 1974. He writes for children and adults creating plays and musicals. Cast sizes vary from one-person shows to large-cast musicals with full chorus. Some of his titles e.g. Suburban Circus, Fairy Tales and Toys have been staged by children, teenagers and adults. His interest in Sherlock Holmes has seen him create a play, musical and five books on the Sherlockian theme. His love of Shakespeare has seen him produce a musical and two plays around the life and/or work of the great playwright. Fox has published several volumes of short plays and musicals, Easter plays, Christmas musicals and text books on performance poetry, music and drama games and the business of staging shows. His experience as a successful playwright has seen him publish a how-to book on creating scripts in How To Write and Sell Your Own Plays.

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Shakespeare In Saigon

Shakespeare In Saigon

an unusual and moving love story with Shakespeare as matchmaker. Retired English Literature teacher David has fallen on hard times. He lives alone in a rented flat in a working-class suburb with a high non-English speaking population. By accident he meets his neighbour, Thanh, a young woman recently arrived from Vietnam. She speaks no English and David speaks no Vietnamese. David's mother, heard but never seen, gives her miserable son even more cause to be miserable. David's salvation comes when he decides to teach Thanh to speak English. Well not exactly English but rather Elizabethan English - the language of Shakespeare. Thus begins an unusual love affair in which both discover the suffering of each other, find hope for happier times and rejoice in the beauty of a language which has stood the test of time. Fabulous reviews.

Some parts of the script Are in Vietnamese And other parts Are in Elizabethan English

1st Produced:
Clayton auditorium, Melbourne Australia    2006

Encore Theatre, Melbourne

1st Published:
Fox Plays, 2006   -


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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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