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The Birds
The Birds
An acting arrangement by Walter Kerr. Based on the comedy by Aristophanes.

Cast: flexible. "The intention," Walter Kerr writes, "has been to make the play sound as it might have sounded to an average Athenian sitting in a popular comic theatre." As Kerr, describes the work: The Birds (414 B.C.) was Aristophanes' first Utopian play. In this instance, he has his 'comedy team' leave Athens, fed up with the frauds and bores of that society, in an effort to found a better society among the birds. To do so, they must first locate Epops, King of the Birds, who was once a man like themselves and who might be expected to know both sides of the problem. How they find him and what they persuade him to do is the body of the play. The first act concerns the founding of Cloud Cuckooland and its triumph over all earthly quacks. The second concerns its triumph over the polytheistic absurdities to which Athenian religion had been reduced. One ext. set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  B56
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  63
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  80 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 0871294966
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Walter F. Kerr, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and drama critic for The New York Times, was born in Evanston, Ill., in 1913. After attending DePaul University for two years, he completed his studies at Northwestern University, where he earned a master's degree in 1939. For 11 years he was a faculty member in the drama department at Catholic University in ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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