Characters From History

Plays About Characters From History

Find play scripts with characters from American history, black history, African American history European history. Discover play scripts for monologues by historical characters , short plays, full-length plays, comedies, dramas and farces.

 

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  • N

    by Adrienne Pender
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female

    Colleges, Community, Diverse Cast, Drama

    Adrienne Earle Pender gives us the influential and momentous “N” play, that  dramatizes the struggle between playwright Eugene O’Neill and actor Charles Sidney Gilpin over the inclusion of the “N” word in the script for O’Neill’s first box office hit, The Emperor Jones.  in 1920. The play was turned into a film “The Black Emperor of Broadway” , screened in 2020 to great acclaim.

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    $11.00$125.00
  • Floyd Collins and the White Angels of Sand Cave

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 120 Minutes
    • 3-7M/2-3F - MAX 50+/MIN 7

    Colleges, Community, Doubling Possible, Drama, Edgy Play, Highly Theatrical, Large Cast

    In Kentucky, caves were popular tourist attractions and a source of revenue. In 1925 Floyd Collins hoped to find another entrance to the Mammoth Cave, He got trapped undergound for two weeks  and a frantic media circus ensued, heightened by a new invention, public radio broadcasts.

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    $11.00$115.00
  • Rasputin – the Libertine

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 120 Minutes
    • M 12; F 6; M/F 4+ Doubling possible

    Dramedy, Colleges, Community, Doubling Roles, Staging Design Potential

    From a murky past, Rasputin disrupts Russian society with his charismatic fervor. Despite several assassination attempts, Rasputin survives and thrives. Will nothing rid of us this meddlesome priest?

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    $11.97$127.90
  • Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol

    by Steven Young
    • 90 Minutes
    • 21M; 25F Max 60+/ Min 20

    Young Audience, Aging, Children's Theatre, Colleges, Comedy, Community, Theatrical Staging Possible

    This large-cast play with a variable cast, preserves the original story of A Christmas Carol while revealing the story of its author Charles Dickens. Two families, one fictional, one historical, find their way to a brighter New Year for themselves and others around them. God Bless Us Everyone. Great for school, community, LORT, and professional theatres for a new twist on an old tale.

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    $9.97$239.70
  • Original Relocation

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Fable, Farce, 2-Character, Bare Stage, Comedy

    Adam and Eve start the first world war as they negotiate an uneasy peace when they are banished from Paradise. A funny take on the likely conversation after being ejected from Paradise. And of course, there are rules about Apples.

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    $6.97$29.95
  • Ten After Ten: Ten 10-Minute Comedies

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 2 M/F - 20+ M/ F Doubling possible

    Classroom Use, Farce, Seniors, Collection, Comedy

    In Ten After Ten, Jack J. Berry uses unique settings to highlight current problems and issues. These short comedies can be performed as a single evening or used separately as part of a larger presentation to underscore a point. Excellent for classroom, church, or senior facility.

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    $9.97$69.95
  • Monologues for Men: Voices from the Old Testament

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 10 - 60 minutes

    Bare Stage, Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    These voices from the Old Testament are perfect for Christian solo drama performances. Also with voices of contemporary men of faith, struggling or affirming their beliefs bring modern issues to life. Perfect for inclusion in virtual church services and programs, and also as audition pieces. For performance rights for individual monologues, please contact us.

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    $9.95$50.00
  • She’ll Find Her Way Home

    by Valetta Anderson
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 3 Females, Min/Max 5

    Community, High School, Reader's Theater

    A full-length, African-American, post-Civil War drama. The only child of a deceased well-heeled Mississippi slaveholder. Martha Robb views her coming of age full of the adolescent longings and unending horizons promised by the victorious Union Army. and her quadroon complexion. She and her companion, Thomas, could forge different lives, lives absent of the old barriers … if they could only get past her mother.

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    $11.00$75.00
  • Behind Closed Doors

    by Doris Gwaltney
    • 15 - 90 Minutes
    • 1+ Male 1+ Female Max 16 Min 2

    Collection, Simple Props, Simple Set

    These historical monologues and dialogues are gripping fictional insights into the psyches of historical married couples. Sir Walter Ralegh and Bess ThrockmortonMarie Antoinette and Louis XviWilliam And Catherine BlakeTheodore and Alice RooseveltSigmund and Martha FreudVirginia and Leonard WoolfAdolf Hitler and Eva Braun. Performance fees for individual monologues are available.

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    $9.95$75.00
  • Nat Turner’s Last Struggle: Finding His Way Home

    by P. A. Wray
    • 50 - 60 minutes
    • 1 Male 1 Female Max/Min 2

    Simple Set, Staging Design Potential

    This one-act, two character play opens during the pre-dawn hours of November 5, 1831. It is the day that Nat Turner, leader of a bloody slave rebellion, will be tried, convicted and sentenced to death. In the predawn hours before the trial a mysterious woman enters to purify the courtroom. Seven days later she is there by the hanging tree when Turner is executed and thrown into the darkness of death – where he fears he has been eternally abandoned.

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    $9.00$60.00
  • 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

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