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Rumplestilzkin
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Plays » Ancient & Classical
The ages-old tale of the dwarf who changes straw into gold in exchange for the heroine’s first-born is created anew in this highly entertaining epic melodrama. Successfully and elaborately produced in the U.S. by a small theatre group, this play, which features intelligent dialogue and characters, is also a delight to read aloud. For Theatrical Production, Performance Information is included.
Gnatwing!
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Gnatwing! A Farce for Clowns is Theatre-of-the-Absurd for youngsters. Featuring direct audience involvement in a frantic game of hide-and-seek, and a chase that mirrors animated cartoons, Gnatwing!—in clown face and exaggerated movement—is incredibly zany. This simple play when read is, in performance, transformed into a wonderfully inspired madness. Important Performance Information is included.
The Firebird
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union
This One-Act Play tells of the Firebird and her quest to destroy Kastchei, a sorcerer who has hidden his death. A centuries-old Russian folk tale of magic and magical creatures and of how friendship and courage triumph over evil, this play condenses the action for contemporary audiences, yet retains all the wit, humour, and suspense. Important Performance Information is included.
Leaping Off the Page: Easter, Mother's and Father's Day Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
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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.
Dreamers - the play
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Price: Free! Words: 14,410. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
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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.
Stacked: a play in one act
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
Are human beings doomed to muddle through a dreary existence? Can we do better than put a brave face on it, as Camus recommended in "The Myth of Sysiphus"? In this one-act play--a classic response to existential favorites such as "Waiting for Godot"--two actors wrestle with science, religion, an unseen director, and their own choices about how they'll interpret the script they've been given.
The Ship that Dare not Speak her Name.
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 16,800. Language: British English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
At first glance, this play seems outrageous at suggesting there might have been a homosexual relationship existing between Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian. However when one realises that most of what we know today, came about as a vigorous publicity campaign by Fletcher Christian's influential and talented brother, our attitude changes, or should change.
Playground for Talking Heads
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013 by Book Case Engine. Category: Plays » American / African American
The Playground is the Thing: "Why did you bring me here? To a place like this?" asks the bewildered Kate while trapped in the conceptual hopscotch of Frederic Colier’s relentless imagination. As moral outrage resurfaces in our overtly self-conscious Look-Forward-In-Angst generation, it becomes apparent that our intellectual community is in dire need of a playground.
Chrissy
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Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
Chrissy is a one act play concerning the attitude of society to the disadvantaged. Chrissy is an attractive young woman with mental problems. We see how a do-good couple, a hoon of a boyfriend and the medical establishment react to her. The play had a successful production at BATS theater in Wellington, New Zealand.
How To Produce Your Own Halloween Murder Mystery Party
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Using the Halloween Murder Mystery Script “Michael’s Message”, you can organize all by yourself a Murder Mystery as a Halloween Party Game, Dinner Party Game, Murder Weekend, etcetera. And you can play it with 10 to 30 participants... or even more!
Truth And Consequences (Melodrama Play Script)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,520. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
The heroine's father has died leaving an intriguing will. He left to his daughter his fortune, but no none knows where or what it is. The hero and his friends, Beaker and Charlie, have got to find it before the villain and his cohort.
Saints on Stage: An Anthology of Mormon Drama
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 242,260. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013 by Zarahemla Books. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
This volume anthologizes some of Mormonism's best plays from the last several decades, several of them published here for the first time. Included are historical backgrounds and playwright biographies, as well as an introduction that provides an extensive overview of Mormon drama.
Sucker for Love (The last will and testament of Esuan Daily)
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You set the price! Words: 59,360. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
With all of it's distractions and wrong turns life is a difficult maze to navigate. It is often difficult to find the right path. Esuan Daily is no stranger to making mistakes. Mistakes are human. Mistakes are a learning tool. But some mistakes are ruinous and some can even be downright fatal. Especially when mixing love, money, pistols, and power.
George....the Hero
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Price: Free! Words: 22,320. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Theater
Meet George.She’s feisty, good natured and has the knack of walking into trouble. And at the moment, there’s plenty of trouble to go round. Bigg City is alive with rumors, there’s a smell of burning coming from the woods. Well...you know what it’s like with Dragons. They’re so cute and then they grow up....and grow...and grow..
Incident in a Duckyard
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
This radio play, adapted from a Hans Christian Andersen story, illustrates how easily racism, bigotry, hypocrisy, stupidity, and apathy can escalate into violence and destroy an innocent and gifted creature. Andersen’s folk tales always have a dark side and involve moral and ethical issues. Using poultry and droll humour to show us ourselves, this one is, indeed, a cautionary tale.
Ready Reference Treatise: A Delicate Balance
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 93 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 118. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A Delicate Balance” by Edward Albee is a remarkable play, highly acclaimed and admired. It first premiered in the year 1966. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the year 1967. It was the first of the three Pulitzer Prizes which Edward Albee received for his literary creations.
Atascadero!
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Plays » Caribbean & Latin American
Atascadero! is a One-Act Farce adapted by H.D. Greaves from Hans Christian Andersen’s folktale The Swineherd. A prince falls in love with a beautiful princess. Unfortunately, her beauty is only skin-deep. Rudely refusing his gifts, the prince, to teach her manners, becomes a swineherd, taking with him magical toys to entice her. O, the mischiefs that take place in the pigpen!
Dog Assassin: The Musical
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
A young grocery bagger makes extra cash on the side—but when he meets a young woman, his world turns upside down. A tale of spiritual redemption and love.
Sans Destination
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,180. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Plays » Asian / Japanese
It is true that everything is not translatable from one language to another. And this frequent lapse on the part of the rear end of the dhoti is difficult to describe in English. Perhaps one can say, "Your dhoti has come loose". That is not quite right, but it conveys the general sense. But to say, "Your dhoti is open", is plain wrong. In addition, it causes undue alarm to the listener.
Germanicus
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 43,330. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013. Category: Plays » Ancient & Classical
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the first translation into English of the verse drama Germanicus by the Afrikaans poet N.P. Van Wyk Louw. The work was based on the first three chapters of the Annales of the Roman historiographer Tacitus. The drama has been considered a highlight in Afrikaans literature since its publication in 1956.