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Square Blues
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
Square Blues follows, a reparations activist, his mother Odessa, who married a Jewish store owner in the 1940’s and her grand daughter Karma, an art activist, during one summer weekend in the early 1990’s during which each member of his family is challenged to stand up for their beliefs in ways that threaten to tear the family apart.
Flying Blind a play
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
Floral is a seventy-nine year old woman who has always dreamed of driving across country in the vintage Buick, Deuce and a Quarter she won in a lottery many years before. While sitting behind the wheel of the car at a Flying J Truck Stop in Surrender, Alabama waiting for her son to drive her to an assisted living home, sixteen year old Cherry asks her for a ride and the adventure begins.
Cyrano
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Series: Read A Play, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,320. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Plays » European / French
Gallant but poor French swordsman and gifted poet, Cyrano de Bergerac, is in love with the beautiful Roxane. She, however, is taken by the handsome young cadet, Christian, instead of Cyrano and his huge nose. Christian cannot express his love and so Cyrano becomes the voice and the poet to the love he can never claim.
Pandora's Box
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: British English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
A short, funny play about the Ancient Greek Myths, for children aged between 7 and 12. The book includes craft activities relevant to the play. Zeus has a plan. He wants to populate the world with creatures. He also wants to be worshipped. So he gives a present to two lesser Gods and asks them to create animals. But they go too far, and Zeus has a surprise in store for them.
Theseus and the Minotaur
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: British English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
A short, funny play for children aged 7 - 11 years,including a craft activity relevant to the story. Theseus is sent to Crete to be sacrificed to the fearsome Minotaur. He is the greatest warrior in Greece. He always wins.But he hasn't yet met Ariadne, King Minos's beautiful daughter. When he does, will he meet his match?
La Balade à vélo des deux femmes nues
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: French. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Plays » European / French
Adrienne et son amie Frieda assistent à la représentation de Tannhäuser au San Francisco Opera. Une fois l'opéra terminé, elles partent ensemble. La nuit chaude et sensuelle leur donne l'envie subite et frivole d'enlever leurs vêtements, de les fourrer dans les sacoches de leurs bicyclettes et de traverser San Francisco.
June Cleaver: Sexual Deviant
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
An absurdest comedy spoof about the American Television Matriarch, her Nuclear Family, and the nature of motherhood and women's' rights from the 1950s to the present.
Zeus Almighty
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Classics
A short, funny play about the Ancient Greek myths, for 7-12 year old children. The book includes a craft activity, relevant to the play. The story of the creation of life on Earth, according to Ancient Greek Mythology. But all does not go to plan, or has Zeus planned it too well?
The Unwed Widow
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Series: Read A Play, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,410. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
Young widow Ann Kidd arrives at Brenda’s Caribbean private beach resort to meet the newest member of Brenda’s “Scandal Survivor” club. He’s Travis Masterson a young TV star who has recently been trashed by the media for sexcapades which are not true. And Travis is also Ann’s husband, not her widow.
Text Messages
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Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
A play about how two friends reconnect one day, and all because off a conversation they have through text messages, it goes from friendship to something more serious...
The King's Monkey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: British English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
A short, funny play for 7-11 ol ds, including a craft activity relevant to the Tudor times. Henry VII has to keep control of the royal finances. He also likes to know all the gossip around the palace. So he writes everything down in a big book. He has a pet monkey, Some servants take the monkey to where the book is kept. uh oh!
Penalty Shot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,030. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013 by Lucy & Ruth. Category: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
Football is a religion to Rudi and his mates - who are all back in Sydney. Lee hates football, he hates sport full stop. He’d rather be jamming with his punk band in Brisbane. But at a new school – in a new town – what can you do? A play for teenage audiences, Penalty Shot has toured NSW and Victoria and was nominated for an Australian Writers’ Guild award (AWGIE) in 2008.
The Adventures of Aust Forkbeard. Viking!
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: British English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe
A trilogy of plays for 7-12 year olds A humourous fictional account of the Viking invasion of the 8/9th century. The play covers the facts of the invasions, but with most of the characters made up.This book is ideal for a class or school project, or for an individual to use with puppets, or even a group of friends doing a radio or video style play.
The Sorrows and Suffering of Young Werther: A Stage-play
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Price: Free! Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Plays » European / German
This two act stage-play is an English translation and stage adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1774 novella "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers". It was first published in the April 2004 issue of "Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts" (online, Ottawa, Canada. K. Gerken [ed]). There are no fees to perform this play so long as all actors have a legally obtained copy.
Loose Lips Sink Ships
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: British English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe
A short, funny play for 7 - 11 year olds to enjoy. About the Second World War,the book includes a making activity. People have to queue at the local butcher's, but he doesn't have much for sale. Everybody has to show their ration books, but who is the strange man at the back of the queue?
Shakespeare for Reader's Theatre, Volume 1: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream
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Series: Shakespeare for Readers' Theatre, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
Shakespeare for Readers’ Theatre is a Readers’ Theatre collection of three of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays in abridged form.
L’Opus 24 à L’Opus 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: French. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
1960. L’époque des beatnik bat son plein dans la baie de San Francisco. Joe Lauricella, un machiniste de l’opéra de San Francisco, et son ami docker Erich von Neff se rendent, au volant de la Lancia rouge de leur ami Hans Holmen, au café Opus I où une blonde et une brunette sont toujours prêtes à se sauter dessus, au son de l’Opus 24 de Schoenberg.
The Blackout
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: British English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe
A short, funny play for 7 - 11 year olds, including craft ctivities. Set during the second world war. some girls are going out for the evening to the dance, but they don't have very fashionable clothes. There are some black-marketeers offering clothes for sale. The air raid siren signifies trouble as well. Ideal for a class or group project, or for individuals to have fun.
The Evacuees
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: British English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe
A short, funny play for 7 - 11 year olds including craft activities. Set during the second world war, it is about children who had to leave the cities, due to the danger from bombing, and live in the countryside. Ideal for a class or group project, or for individuals to enjoy.
His ... Or Her ... Suicide.
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Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short play about suicide, written in the absurdist tradition. First published in "Antithesis" by the University of Melbourne English Department, 14, 2004, pp. 151-155. There are no fees for production of this play, as long as the author is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without permission from the author and the author is informed of the play's public performance/s.