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All Fours
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.
Paws for Reflection
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A mans neighbour. kills his dog and he takes him to court to get reimbusment.
Reality Book Group & 3 Other Short Plays
Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » 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
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.
Are They Comets Or Are They Shooting Stars, Sir?
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...
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
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
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
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,410. 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.
Radio Plays
Price: Free! Words: 25,690. 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,430. 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?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Arthur Timber is informed by Social Security that he is dead. Unable to convince the government that he is alive, Arthur drinks away his blues until a mysterious bartender confesses that he too is dead. This One Act comedy is an enjoyable romp into the absurd.
Dreamers - the play
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
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.
Thyme Crisis
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
David has trouble with his bakery when he runs out of thyme to pay the rent.
The Tobacco Tasters
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.
The Man Who Wanted to Come to Dinner
Price: Free! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Plays » Canadian
(5.00 from 1 review)
We see the wretched of the earth on TV. What if they could come into our comfortable living rooms and demand a more just distribution of food? In this play a group of New Age friends are trying to reach higher consciousness when a hungry man from the Third World arrives.
Flowing In The Wing
Price: Free! Words: 330. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Americana
(5.00 from 1 review)
Imagination is everything while our minds are forming and developing at a young age. As a young girl and boy release their imagination there is beauty that was never seen before.
Study On The tragic Play Oedipus The King: Summary and Analysis
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Summary and analysis