The Prince of West End Avenue

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The Prince of West End Avenue is a one-man play by Terry Shales, based on the novel by Alan Isler (1934–2010)[].

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 Terry Shale and performed with Shale playing more than 14 characters. Performances include the 1999 Sydney Festival.

Performance history in South Africa

1999: Performed by Kerry Shale at the Spier Summer Festival in Stellenbosch.


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

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