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Adaptation

Stage Adaptations of Novels, Classics & Stories

Here you will find  book to play adaptations of fables and legends from around the world.  Adaptations of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet,  The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice. Fairytale stage adaptations include. The Snow Queen, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White. James Joyce’s Dubliners. Charles Dickens – The Chimes & Oliver Twist. New Adaptations with timeless messages! Bring classic legends, fairy tale, and stories by classic authors to your stage or classroom: 


 

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  • PLays Poems and Pratfalls - Will Shakespeare an Introduction

    Plays, Poems and Pratfalls: Will Shakespeare, An Introduction

    by Evan Guilford-Blake
    • 45 Minutes
    • 1 or 2 Males, 1 or 2 Females

    A 45-minute introduction to various works of The Bard. Written to be performed by 2 or 4 actors within a single class period. ideal for ages 8 – 12. Includes excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, As You Like It, and one of the sonnets: number 18. Printable PDF available

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    $7.95$40.00
  • Front cover Shorts for All Seasons America Revisited - 6 Satirical short Plays

    Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited

     

    Shorts for All Seasons: America Revisited – a collection of six 10-minute plays written by the Virginia Playwrights Forum, skewers the American political and social landscape. From taxes and lotteries, to classrooms and talk show hosts, the foibles of present-day America are revealed.

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    $13.95
  • Fron Cover Shakespeare On-The-Go Shakespeare Adapted For Young Audiences

    Shakespeare-On-The-Go: 4 Touring Plays For Young Audiences

    by Gillette Elvgren

    These 4 adapatations of Shakespeare plays are skilfully adapted for young audiences and include: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midnight Summer’s Dream, and Macbeth. Plays are each approximately 45 to 50 minutes. They are all fast paced, engaging, and include both Shakespeare’s original language as well as theatrical devices that make the language more accessible to young audiences. As exciting participatory theater they appeal to elementary school students. With the participatory elements removed, each play’s frame story is producible as a play for teens or for teen drama groups to perform for a younger audience.

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    $13.95$60.00
  • Shakespeare on the go

    Romeo and Juliet in Fewer Words, Words, Words

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

    This adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” by Robyn Hilt pares down the original but retains the major plot points and beauty of the poetry. “Romeo & Juliet in Fewer Words, Words, Words” is an ideal 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
  • Monologues for Men New Testament Voices from the Bible

    Monologues for Men: Voices from the New Testament

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 5 - 60 minutes
    • 1 - 12 Males

    In these voices from the New Testament, prolific Christian writer Gillette Elvgren portrays not only the Biblical characters one might expect but also contemporary voices struggling with religious issues. A collection of monologues based around characters from the Bible – New Testament. Perfect not only for inclusion in religious services and programs, but also as audition pieces.

    For performance of individual monologues, please contact HaveScripts/Blue Moon Plays for information

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    $9.95$50.00
  • The Snow Queen Play Script by Gillette Elvgren Cover Image

    The Snow Queen

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 50 Minutes
    • 6F: 6M or F Min 9 Max 15+ (doubling possible)

    This 60-minute Christmas play for the whole family is adapted by Gillette Elvgren from the story by Hans Christian Anderson. In it, we follow the adventures of the young girl Gerda as she strives to free her best friend Kay from the icy grip of the Snow Queen. A modern version with optional audience participation, for Children’s Theatre or students to perform for family audiences.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Cinderella Play Script Adapted by Mickey Coburn Cover Image

    Cinderella

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10 Males 8 females Max 18 Min 15 (Doubling Possible)

    Cinderella Comedy Play Script – Meet the feisty take-charge Cinderella!

    This full-length comedy version of Cinderella features delightfully nasty stepsisters and a fierce Cinderella, in addition to several original characters.   This is a play for children of all ages. Easily performed by a children’s theater, or by teen or college drama groups, it has possible casting for young actors as well.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Play Script An Evening With Joyce's Women Cover Image

    An Evening With Joyce’s Women

    by David H. Klein
    • 100 minutes
    • 3 Males 4 Females Max 12 Min 4

    A trilogy of one-act plays, An Evening With Joyce’s Women allows us to enter the lives of three women from Dubliners by James Joyce. The frustrations, fantasies, and follies of Irish women who are, in turn, victims and victimizers of their mates and their society come to life in this trilogy of The Boarding House,  Eveline  and The Dead. Adapted from Dubliners by David Klein, these three plays reflect the frustrations, follies, and fantasies of women everywhere. Great for middle school, high school, community theater, fund raisers for women’s groups. PDF download available.

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    $9.95$90.00
  • Frankenstein Play Script Book Cover

    Frankenstein… or The Modern Prometheus

    by Kathleen Lockwood Mcblair
    • 120 Minutes
    • 7 Males 3 Females Max 13 Min 10 (Doubling Possible)

    Earlier versions of this full-length adaptation by Kathleen McBlair have been performed in school and community theaters since 1980. Audiences love it and scream heartily every time the Creature arrives in the window. True to the Mary Shelley original, except for a comic servant role, the play depicts The Creature with as much horror and sympathy as the original. Ideal for Halloween!

     

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    $11.00$95.00
  • From Charles Dicken's story

    The Chimes

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8 Male, 3 Female, 11 Min, 19 Max

    Give Scrooge a break this holiday! THE CHIMES is a full-length comedy and large-cast adaptation of another Dickens’ classic Christmas/New Years tale. Toby Veck, an impoverished London porter wants to bless his daughter’s marriage by New Year’s Day. Alas, he doesn’t have even a shilling in his pocket. Surely, the wealthy families he carries packages for will find enough work for him to do before the New Year comes and he must break a promise made on his late wife’s deathbed.

    This Dickens’ comedy is a great Christmas change-of-pace for schools, communities, and regional theaters.

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    $7.97$95.00
  • The Tempest for Youth Adapted by Gillette Elvgren

    The Tempest for Youth

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Male, 2 Female, 6 Min, 12 Max

    This 45-minute appealing adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a comedy to be relished. It has all the exciting elements: of the original play: shipwrecks, a love story, an evil plot, and the fun exploits of the spirits Ariel and her adversary, the rebellious fish-man, Caliban. Written by Gillette Elvgren, the renowned author of plays for school, college and university.   The flexible cast roles ensures a part for everyone. A must-see for young audiences.

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    $7.97$75.00
  • Snow White Play Script Book Cover

    Snow White

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12 Male, 9 Female, Min/Max 21

    Children's Theatre, Community, Large Cast, Middle School

    Snow White, often considered a Grimm Fairytale, actually came from books by the French Huguenot Charles Perrault, the creator of Mother Goose. This re-creation of the story is very modern in its dialogue and conception of the characters. Snow White is saucy and flippant, and the play has a sense of humor, timeless charm and a touch of “camp” that adults, as well as children, enjoy.

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    $9.00$95.00
  • Sleeping Beauty Play Script Book Cover

    Sleeping Beauty

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 90 Minutes
    • 4 Male, 5 Female, 9 Mim, 15+ Max (Doubling Possible)

    Once upon a time…in an enchanted kingdom, all gathered to celebrate the birth of the royal princess. Mickey Coburn’s adaptation brings wicked Godmothers, good Godmothers, magicians, kings, clowns – all fantastically woven into a delicious tale luxuriating with sorcery, processions, and whimsical escapades!

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Shakespeare: Playing for Laughs - Play Script Cover

    Shakespeare: Playing for Laughs

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    Featuring scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Winter's Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice. High school custodians Rudy Mahoney and Flo Berry find themselves catapulted into new careers as a touring duo, their passion for Shakespeare now extended to the art of comedy as they go on the road.

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    $8.00$75.00
  • A classroom play by D.D. Delaney and William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare After School

    by D.D. Delaney
    • 50 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female, Min/Max 2

    An Hilarious One Act for Two Characters by D. D. Delaney

    Features scenes from Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Romeo and Juliet in an unusual format — as ornaments brightening the lives of two high school custodians. A play within a play, offering a peek into the secret life of stage-struck custodians Rudy Mahoney and Flo Berry, who after school, pretend they are Shakespearean actors, passionately playing their scenes as they imagine real actors would do.

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    $8.00$75.00
  • The Selfish Giant Play Script Book Cover

    The Selfish Giant

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 60 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5

    A full-length fantasy play based on Oscar Wilde’s Story The Selfish Giant.  This adventure tells the enchanting story of a group of city kids who discover a beautiful house and garden in the middle of their cement and broken glass environment. But they are chased off by the selfish giant, Gorgon, who places a ‘No Trespassing’ sign on the gate.  Because of his selfishness, the elements of Frost, Snow, and Hail invade his garden and transform it into a place where Spring is banished.

     

     

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    $7.99$75.00

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