The Prince of West End Avenue

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The Prince of West End Avenue is a one-man play, based on the novel by Alan Isler.

The original text

The Prince of West End Avenue was originally written as a novel by Alan Isler and published in 1994 by Bridge Works Publishers. Set in the Emma Lazarus retirement home in uptown Manhattan, where the Jewish inmates embark on a chaotic, bitchy production of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Translations and adaptations

The novel was adapted as a one-man performance piece by **

Performance history in South Africa

1999: Visiting British actor Kerry Shale performed it as a one man show at the Spier Summer Festival in Stellenbosch, playing more than 14 characters.


Christene Skinner. Spier Summer Festival calendar News 10/01/1999