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All Fours by Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A short play about gender differences, written in the absurdist tradition. First published in "Movimiento Paroxista Revista Literatura" (online) by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of North Carolina, 1.1, 2011, pp. 17-25. This play is royalty free.
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 » Humor & comedy » General(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
Are They Comets Or Are They Shooting Stars, Sir? by Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This a short play for two actors that follows a school-age boyfriend and girlfriend through a break-up. Suitable for all ages. No performance fee required as long as authorial attribution is correctly used.
In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier... by Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier..." is the touching story of how one family deals with a mentally challenged loved one: A short play for two females and two males. This play is free of charge to perform as long as authorship is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without the author's permission, and the author is kept informed regarding any public performance/s.
The Ostraka Plays - Volume One - Unearth by Francis Hagan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias(5.00 from 1 review)
A small archaeological team on a desolate alien planet stumbles into trouble when one of its members is found murdered. It is left to Special Operative Unwith to arrive and attempt to solve the deepening mystery. Time and the alien planet conspire to propel Unwith into a world unilke any he has encountered before.
Jane Eyre: A Play in One Act by Paul Olson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian(5.00 from 1 review)
Orphan Jane Eyre grows up at a charity school and takes a job as a governess to the daughter of Mr. Rochester a wealthy, but lonely man at Thornfield Hall. While she is there, she learns that nothing is as it seems. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.
Dracula: A Play in One Act by Paul Olson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Horror » Undead(5.00 from 1 review)
Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray become entangled with the mysterious Count Dracula from the far-off country of Transylvania. Only Dr. Seward and Dr. Van Helsing know the truth - Count Dracula is a deadly vampire who will terrorize the English countryside if he gets the chance. This one-act play may be suitable for some youth drama groups.
A Christmas Carol: A Play in One Act by Paul Olson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Classics(5.00 from 1 review)
Ebenezer Scrooge is the biggest miser in London and no one knows that better than his clerk Bob Cratchit, but the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley doesn't want Scrooge to make the same mistakes he did. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.
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 1 review)
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.
Radio Plays by Karen Sunde
Price: Free! Words: 25,700. 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.
The Glass Family by Leonore H. Dvorkin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » Women Authors(5.00 from 1 review)
A play in one act, in which the transparent characters – Glenn, Glenda, Gladwin, and Glennis Glass – offer their opinions on such weighty philosophical matters as being half full or half empty, accepting oneself as one comes from the Great Factory, the restricted lives of their costlier neighbors in the locked china cabinet, the fate of an unfortunate cousin with a glass jaw, and much more.
Did You Say You Were Dead? by Neal Donohue
Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American(5.00 from 1 review)
Arthur Timber has been informed by Social Security that he has died. Unable to change their misinformation or explain to his wife or friends that he has not died, Arthur must resign himself to remaining legally dead, until he meets a strange bartender who confesses that he, too, is dead. This one act, four scene, comedy is an enjoyable romp into the absurd.
Dreamers - the play by B E Turner
Price: Free! Words: 14,410. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian(5.00 from 1 review)
Thomas, the proprietor of a second hand bookshop is middle aged and has seen better days. Kate, who is half his age, comes into his shop to by an old volume to prop up a table in a school play. There is an instant attraction however they can only come together in the mystical world of dreams. This play has been converted into a short novel which is available at Smashwords.
Leaping Off the Page: Easter, Mother's and Father's Day Edition by L. Ruth Carter
Price: Free! Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a collection of worship services, plays, poems, and litanies to be used in church services for Easter, Mother's Day, and Father's Day. These programs are simple, requiring only small casts and minimal sets and props. While they do not include music, they suggest appropriate songs. The material has a good variety for both children and adults, and includes audience participation.
Go -21st Century Existentialism by Doug Bentley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Plays » Canadian, Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical(5.00 from 1 review)
A full length 4 Act theater script, GO’s template is the landmark play by Samuel Beckett Waiting For Godot. Positing major ontological advances since that play was first produced in 1953, GO’s tramps, BLIND and GOGO, encounter transformative characters - a starman, wizard, warrior, and clown - on their path to meeting the transcendent, genderless Go. Please read sample.
The Tobacco Tasters by B. Zaragoza
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Merchants Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Russian, Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union(5.00 from 1 review)
A marriage goes up in smoke at a tobacco tasting factory. A comedic play set in the real-life Yelets tobacco factory which still employs cigarette tasters, when the head taster dies, a married couple must compete for the coveted position.
Romualdo Angelo - Female Theatrical Monologue by Afonso Nilson
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism(5.00 from 1 review)
The demonstrations of love and its lasting effects, sometimes lasting more than love itself. The nothing unusual story of a woman that loved more than was loved, believed more than the truths she heard, and who desired beyond the desire they had for her. With humor and rancor, a text about the resentment as a form of self-love.