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Firm Denial
Price: Free! Words: 23,630. Language: American English. Published: February 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Plays » Asian / Japanese
Will a quirky detective resolve the case of a missing woman?
Monosauce: 30 award-winning monologues
Price: Free! Words: 50,760. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
"Monosauce: 30 award-winning monologues" is a collection of the most popular works by internationally-acclaimed monologue expert, Pete Malicki. These pieces have won 19 major awards between them and been performed over 600 times around the world. They are funny, moving, relatable, relevant and written specifically for actors. The volume is formatted so you can print and start rehearsing today.
Shakespeare's Hamlet in Plain English
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.
Firm Resolve
Price: Free! Words: 44,670. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2020. Categories: Plays » Asian / Japanese, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When a Silicon Valley startup relocates to Shanghai, all is well until an executive's wife disappears.
Built For Abuse - Acting Monologues For Men
Price: Free! Words: 20,250. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Playwright and screenwriter Joshua James has gathered fifty monologues for men, collected from his plays THE MEN'S ROOM, TALLBOY WALKIN', 2 VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE SHARING 1 SMALL SPACE, and many more, for actors to use for auditions, scene study or solo performance projects.
A Woman of No Importance (Director's Playbook Edition)
Price: Free! Words: 23,250. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A classic comedy by Irish satirist Oscar Wilde. A young man is given a lucrative offer to improve his standing in life, but he is unaware of the history between his mother and his benefactor.
Trapdoors
Price: Free! Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2018. Categories: Screenplays » Drama, Plays » Gay & Lesbian
This collection of claustrophobic stage dramas begins with ‘Chalk for Cheese’, a play about guilt and reconciliation between a father and son, with a distinctly peculiar resolution. ‘Stitching the Cherry’ is a three-act family drama, again centered on unfinished business, this time between two siblings. The third, ‘Walking Through Wire’, tackles the subject of homosexuality during World War Two.
Lol :/ and Other Modern Devised Plays
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.
Malediction
Price: Free! Words: 21,330. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Plays » Medieval, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A terrifying ghost story set between the death of Henry Tudor and his daughter Mary. A scary play which should not be read alone.and likely to lead to bad dreams and paranoia. Catholic and Protestant intrigue force the country to choose, the old gods or the new, allowing a demonic influence to pass unseen and terror to reign free.
Kabuki-West
Price: Free! Words: 24,320. 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
M.E.I.K.E Super Powers
Price: Free! Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Dream interpretation, Plays » Ancient & Classical
Our brain, the first super computer, has been showing us, scenes, and synopsis. Everyone’s super computer has been giving a sample of our futures, sending us a sneak previews of what has to transpire throughout our entire life journey.
Radical!
Price: Free! Words: 50,840. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism
Radical! begins with a play, If the poor are on the moon.., about Mother Teresa (currrently freely available on the web). Monologs follow on artistic and scientific radicals (Berlioz, Sibelius, Sigmund Freud, JS Mill, Conan Doyle, Bernard Shaw, HG Wells, George Orwell, JB Priestley), as well as shorter features. Environmental verse and an essay on a statistical relativity conclude.
George....the Hero
Price: Free! Words: 22,320. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 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..
Othello (Director's Playbook Edition)
Price: Free! Words: 26,890. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2017. Categories: Plays » Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's classic, the tragedy of Othello, Moor of Venice, joined in an interracial marriage and driven to jealousy by his maleficent officer.
The Dreamers: A Play of Playing
Price: Free! Words: 24,440. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017. Categories: Plays » Shakespeare, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A reimagination of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in the World of Warcraft dreamscape. This is a theater script for a dreamy play.
Germanicus
Price: Free! Words: 43,330. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013. Categories: 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.
Hamlet (Shakespeare Made Sleazy)
Price: Free! Words: 54,190. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Plays » Shakespeare
Hamlet is the story of a young Danish prince coping with the murder of his father and his mother's remarriage to his uncle...who, by the way, happened to murder her first husband. Messed up, right? Shakespeare says it well, and the "Shakespeare Made Sleazy" series has his word against ours in a side-by-side, Shakespeare by Sleazy modern interpretation of the classic tale.
Churchianity: At the Crossroads
Series: At the Crossroads, Act II. Price: Free! Words: 38,400. 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.
Bapticost: At the Crossroads
Series: At the Crossroads, Act I. Price: Free! Words: 32,410. 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.
The Selected Writings of Jason Mason
Price: Free! Words: 264,710. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American
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