Poetic Drama

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  • Romeo and Juliet in Fewer Words, Words, Words

    by Robyn Hilt
    • 50 Minutes
    • 5+ Females 5+ Males Minimum 10 Maximum 20+

    Classroom Use

    This adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” by Robyn Hilt reduces the original but retains the major plot points and beauty of the poetry. A great choice for classroom presentation. All of the major scenes and plot points are intact, as well as the humor of the Nurse and Mercutio. Students take one role and develop that character through analyzing motives and decisions.

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    $11.00$75.00
  • Robert Arthur’s Eastern Shore

    by Robert P. Arthur

    Musical Drama, Poetic Drama, Colleges, Community, High School, Large Cast, Middle School, Professional

    ROBERT ARTHUR’S EASTERN SHORE by Robert P. Arthur, twice nominated for Virginia’s Poet Laureate: The book includes 4 one-act plays,  a selection of his award-winning poems, and “Hymn to the Chesapeake,” a play with music. The culture of the Eastern Shore watermen and waterwomen has long been threatened by the erosion of winds off the Chesapeake Bay and a dwindling supply of crabs and “ersters” to be harvested.  These poems and plays celebrate that life and allow us, to share the triumph and the pain of finding one’s livelihood and reason for being in an environment that is both beautiful and unforgiving.

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    $14.95
  • Phaedra

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 90 Minutes
    • 4 Males 4 Females Max 15+ Min 9

    Drama, Simple Props, Simple Set

    A full-length, poetic drama resurrects the love, lust, and retribution of the original Greek legend in modern surroundings. A stepmother’s insatiable desire for her husband’s son destroys a family. Set in a beach house with the sound of drumming waves and ghostly figures of fishwives in the background, this verse play brings the ancient story back to life.

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    $11.00$70.00
  • Baba Yaga Acts Up

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 60 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Max cast 5, Min cast 4

    Variable Length, Simple Props, Simple Set

    Six short interactive plays portray a whacky witch who is more comic than frightening. The ethnic flavor of the plays appeals to all audiences. Three episodes run about an hour; six episodes are included to mix and match depending on the needs of the young audience to create a one-act play script for Children’s Theater and Community Theater.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Hymn to the Chesapeake

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 95 Minutes
    • 5 Males, 5 Females, Max/Min 10

    Musical Drama, Flexible Casting

    An award-winning, full-length play with music filled with the poetry of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Robert P. Arthur weaves fragments of conversations and traditional melodies to portray the love and heartbreak of its watermen and women–the love of the sea, a mother for a child, a man for a woman.

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    $11.00$90.00
  • Distant Survivors

    by June Prager
    • 60 Minutes
    • 4 Males, 1 Female, Max/Min cast 5

    Poetic Drama, Simple Set

    In this poetic drama, we see the past through the eyes of a German-American who looks back on his ancestral heritage and tries to come to terms with it.   He encounters voices and embodiments of World War II,  like echoes from the past and tries to find answers where there are only shadows. Distant Survivors was conceived and adapted for the stage by director June Prager, based on Holocaust poetry by William Heyen.

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    $9.97$70.00
  • Brendan’s Journey

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 120 Minutes
    • 2 Males, Max/Min 2

    Friendship, Simple Set, Trust

    In this picaresque comedy/drama for 2 actors,  Brendan and a companion journey in a small boat to the ‘promised land over the waves.’  Using props and costumes, the actors portray pivotal and conflicting characters from their past friendship. Gradually, they confront and resolve differences that threaten their relationship.Brendan’s Journey is a play about relationships: with friends, with spouses, and with God.

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    $9.95$75.00
  • The Canterbury Tales

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 90 Minutes
    • 3+ Males, 4+ Females, Max Cast 20+, Min Cast 8

    Accessible, Doubling Roles, Flexible Casting, Music Lead Sheets

    This full-length comedy play with music brings rapid-fire dialogue to an old classic.  With a flexible cast, it is an excellent play for high school performances, college theaters, or community productions.  Elvgren has selected the bawdiest and most satirical tales for this version.  A sense of Chaucer’s language is maintained but is made accessible to a modern audience.

    (Lead sheets available)

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    $11.00$80.00

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