Posted by Tommy on .
Can you read this and give me some idea about how I should block the scene because I have to perform it.
Hi, I'm William Shakespeare.
I had disappeared from the records for seven years. Many rumors flew around, including that I liked to poach. They say I had to leave Stratford because I poached on Sir Thomas Lucy's land. There's another rumor about me, it said that I was working as an assistant schoolmaster in Lancashire for a time, though it's not very important.
I was already arrived at London in 1588, and thought I may begin to establish myself as an actor and playwright. In 1592, when I was 28 years old, I was publicly recognized, not only as a famous actor, but as a dramatist whose work had excited the envy and anger of my peers and especially of one so talented and renowned. Robert Greene was one of these people. His temper is irritable and excitable, and he usually talks of himself, his doings and mates in a highly-colored and flashy way.
However, his reference to me is especially intentional, being in a serious tone as the least of his likeable to his friends among the playwrights to strike his interest with the stage of theatre.
In his Groatsworth of Wit in 1592, he famously refers to me as "an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tiger\'s heart wrapped in a player\'s hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you: and being an absolute Johannes fac totum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country".
Because of his bombast, I think I must show my considerable promise. I did a lot of hard work, and then in 1594, I was not only acting and writing for the Lord Chamberlain\'s Men, but was a managing partner in the operation as well.