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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. Category: Plays » Shakespeare
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. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Why is there a dead man in Felicity's and Maude's living room and how can a cat help to solve the case?
Comedic Audition Monologues for Teens
By Clint Snyder
Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » Anthologies
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.
Reality Book Group & 3 Other Short Plays
By Richard Grossman
Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Plays » American / African 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
Kabuki-West
By Karen Sunde
Price: Free! Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Plays » Women Authors
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
Swashbuckler
By Mikel Etcheverry
Price: Free! Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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.
Damon & Pythias - Drama Script for People or Puppets
By Owen & Stephen Shelley
Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: 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!
The Gift: A Salvation Skit for Christmas
By Cheryl Rogers
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
This free skit illustrates that salvation is a gift from God. It can be performed by churches, youth groups, Bible clubs and schools.
Crossroads At the Way and Churchianity
By Jesse Steele
Series: Crossroads, Act II. Price: Free! Words: 38,500. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
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.
Radio Plays
By Karen Sunde
Price: Free! Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Plays » American / African American
(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 Day of Bapticost
By Jesse Steele
Series: Crossroads, Act I. Price: Free! Words: 32,500. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
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.
Lol :/ and Other Modern Devised Plays
By Terry Fletcher
Price: Free! Words: 33,970. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
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.
Sleezy the Fox Play
By William Forde
Price: Free! Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
A play about ‘second chances’ based upon the four 'Sleezy the Fox’ stories that the late Princess Diana used to read to her children, William and Harry when they were aged 9 and 7 years respectively. Written by the founder of ‘Anger Management’ courses in Great Britain in the 70s, the stories were originally written for the purposes of radio transmission and are highly popular with schools.
The Caterpillar Adventure
By Philip Hunt
Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: British English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
The Caterpillar Adventure is a story for children and can be used in an educational context. It is written with teachers in mind as it also includes a script version of the story. The book can be used as source material for primary teaching.
Chitrangoda
By Aangan Ebook
Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: Bengali. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: 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.
Too Late: A Dramatic Play
By Laura Shinn
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
This is a short play centered on the consequences of entering eternity without salvation, given freely by the grace of God. It's designed for the Christian church (youth group), regardless of denomination. It's very intense and will draw a highly emotional and hopefully spiritual response from anyone without Christ who sees it. Make sure your soul is prepared...before it's Too Late.
The Ostraka Plays - Volume Two - ITHAKA
By Francis Hagan
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Ithaka - a forgotten island where myth and reality collide and an old warrior returns to a place he long thought lost. What happens when memory fades and all one is left with is a past that you can no longer trust?
I Can See God's Word (Skit)
By Cheryl Rogers
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
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.
Faulty Tales
By Ralph Lante
Price: Free! Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Faulty Tales is an original script that recreates the comedy style of John Cleese and Connie Booth in their British Comedy series, Fawlty Towers. If you enjoyed the television series you should find this script entertaining. Download this free script and enjoy written work that recreates the magic and humor of the original series.
What Are You Waiting For?
By Pete Stephenson
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Short play for stage (small/fringe theatre).