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Shakespeare's Hamlet in Plain English by C.J. B.
Price: Free! Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Plays » Shakespeare(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the language of Shakespeare, meaning can seem obscure, its style elaborate and theatrical. This work presents the language of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Hamlet, in more natural and readily comprehensible English. This may prove of some value for studying, understanding and gaining superior appreciation of, and insight into, the play.
Being dead isn't always so bad by Julia Averbeck
Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Plays » Women Authors
Why is there a dead man in Felicity's and Maude's living room and how can a cat help to solve the case?
Damon & Pythias - Drama Script for People or Puppets by Owen & Stephen Shelley
Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
This is a dramatisation of a short story from ancient Greece. Damon and Pythias are friends and when Pythias is accussed of being a traitor and sentenced to die, Damon takes his place so that his friend can say goodbye to his parents. This short play demonstrates the love of a friend who is willing to die in the place of another. This can be used to illustrate Jesus' love for us!
Reality Book Group & 3 Other Short Plays by Richard Grossman
Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What’s more important, the book or the members? In "Reality Book Group," three college professors invite a book-loving ex-convict to join them. Selected from more than 400 plays written by New England playwrights, "Reality Book Group" was top-billed in The Boston Globe and performed at the 2012 Boston Theater Marathon. Plus 3 other 10-minute plays
Comedic Audition Monologues for Teens by Clint Snyder
Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies, Plays » American / African American
This short free monologue book contains a variety of monologues perfect for auditions. The book has both male and female monologues that will leave directors laughing and asking for more.
The Gift: A Salvation Skit for Christmas by Cheryl Rogers
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Christian » General
This free skit illustrates that salvation is a gift from God. It can be performed by churches, youth groups, Bible clubs and schools.
Lol :/ and Other Modern Devised Plays by Terry Fletcher
Price: Free! Words: 33,970. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
lol :/ is a comical investigation into how we miscommunicate with technology as revealed by the story of two women reconnecting through Facebook. Also included in this edition: "Truth in Advertising", an emotional commentary on our twisted relationship with advertisements and "Wild World", the journey of two New Yorkers through a harsh city where you are the most alone when surrounded by others.
Swashbuckler by Mikel Etcheverry
Price: Free! Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Plays » European / French
An epic tale of love and adventure set in the Paris and Prague of 1770, Swashbuckler recounts how a group of soldiers and spies does its best to thwart the evil plans of a cabal intent on bringing Europe to war yet again, all the while finding love. A heroic comedy in five acts, in verses.
Kabuki-West by Karen Sunde
Price: Free! Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Plays » American / African American
Kabuki plays “dazzling” “haiku-like” Chicago Sun-Times “best of two worlds, fascinating” Oakland Tribune “resounds with Kabuki’s passion, fascination...in Sunde's adaptation, Zen philosophy is engrained into story, not imposed” L.A.Daily News “Essence of passion. Sunde's play compresses Homeric epic, is lucid and direct, makes you see and hear with awakened eyes and ears." Philadelphia Inquirer
Radio Plays by Karen Sunde
Price: Free! Words: 25,690. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » Women Authors(5.00 from 1 review)
3 Radio Plays 3 Voodoo to Paradise: tropical night, mysterious wooden boat-load casting off for better future. The Sound of Sand: Blind boy’s mighty dangerous venture from sand-castle beach onto the sea. How His Bride Came To Abraham: Enemies trapped in no-man’s land make it paradise. An NPR, WNYC broadcast; a Bob Hope Award winner; a radio-adaptation of oft-produced, twice-published peace play.
Crossroads At the Way and Churchianity by Jesse Steele
Series: Crossroads, Act II. Price: Free! Words: 38,450. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Christian » General
A young pastor explores the best path for his future ministry. His worldview is shattered by conversations with the Apostles John and Paul, as well as Christian leaders, from businessmen to pastors, from America to China. Restoring the “strategery” of the corporate Church to God’s original plan in Scripture is never easy, but it’s encouraging to hear from the voice of the past.
Crossroads At the Day of Bapticost by Jesse Steele
Series: Crossroads, Act I. Price: Free! Words: 32,460. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Christian » General
In the style of classic British banter, Evangelical Seminary Student meets Captain Charismatic… Jesus mediates. Trek through nearly every topic of debate in the American Protestant Church today. Easy-to-read, scripted format, and with limited playwright permissions included with purchase, you might just read what you’ve always wanted to say and learn how to make a friend you have always wanted.
Ligadura de esparto by Ana Hernández Vila
Price: Free! Words: 17,970. Language: Spanish. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Plays » European / Spanish & Portuguese, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Las historias pueden ser tan simples y tan complicadas como se quiera, basta apretar o aflojar los pudores, querer escucharlos. Don Pablo todavía no lo ha entendido y elabora ataduras en su familia como si fueran las fibras de una artesanía de esparto, complejas, bonitas, ásperas, duras, rígidas y sobre todo, muy contagiosas...
Leaping Off the Page: Any Time of the Year Edition by L. Ruth Carter
Price: Free! Words: 32,990. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
Here is a collection of one-act plays, shorter sketches, and monodramas (one-person plays) that can be used in Christian ministry.
Chitrangoda by Aangan Ebook
Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: Bengali. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Plays » Asian / Japanese
Written by Rabindranath Tagore, Chitrangada is a lyrical expression of love, illusion, and conquest, and ironically, one of strongest gender statements ever made in Indian literature of its time.
I Can See God's Word (Skit) by Cheryl Rogers
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This easy-to-perform skit is about a boy named Jake who cheats on his math test. When he gets caught, he finds an old Bible his grandpa left him and learns the truth: Jesus is the Word of God and that is how God saves us.
Filling the Cheap Seats by Vincent Poirier
Price: Free! Words: 19,880. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Plays » Shakespeare
Do you think of Shakespeare as something you had to read in school? Or do you think of Shakespeare as that famous author that you ought to read but that you never get around to? If you do, then Filling the Cheap Seats aims to convince you that Shakespeare is fun! This short book offers fun thoughts and unusual ideas about Shakespeare the playwright and his thirty seven plays.
Legítima Defesa - texto teatral para duas atrizes by Afonso Nilson
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Duas mulheres em uma cela de solitária: a agente e a detenta. Uma já cometeu seus crimes e a outra acha que a nenhum castigo será suficiente para saldar a dívida com a sociedade. Mas algo está para mudar. Em meio à tortura uma chance de compensação ou vingança parece se descortinar em um lapso de tempo.
The Great American Western (The Lost Episode), A Musical Comedy by Bruce Guelden
Price: Free! Words: 10,260. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a full length play written specifically for community theater. Any non-profit theater may produce it without royalties. (It is best read on a full size screen because of the fonts and format) This play has won several regional awards and has been staged over 100 times. It is an edgy, politically incorrect musical that pokes fun at politicians, government, and pop culture. Have fun with it.