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Rumpelstiltskin (Daugherty)
Rumpelstiltskin (Daugherty)
"Rumpelstiltskin is another feather in [Ms. Daugherty's] cap. The play builds an absorbing, complex mood. Every dire development has its paradoxical upside, and every cause for joy bears a burden of fear." —The Dallas Morning News
By Linda Daugherty.

Cast: 5m., 7w., 2 children. May double to 4m., 5w., 1 child. Rumpelstiltskin, the last of his kind, dances alone in the darkness before a leaping fire, casting a giant shadow on a craggy mountain face as he relates in ominous verse his plan to "find a child of my own to chase away the dark." Huddled around a fire in a primitive, nomadic village, Uta conspires with his mother to swindle the king out of his yearly tribute by inventing a false prophecy that his daughter, Alana, would, at the first full moon of each year, spin straw into gold. As Rumpelstiltskin peeks out from a nomad's tent, Alana is abducted by the king and his reluctant son, Marius, and taken to the king's castle, where she is sent to work spinning straw into gold. In the castle the mood lightens as romance blossoms between Alana and Marius and comedy reigns among the royal servants: Old Nanny, Cook, Birdy and her niece, Pigeon. Still, the rhyming Rumpelstiltskin is manipulating every step of the way, and there is always the underlying unease that he will appear and exact his dreadful payment. One ext., two int. sets. Approximate Running Time: 65 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  R82
Cast Size:  14
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  63
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  65 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 1583425462
Publication Date: 10/15/2007
Biographies
Linda Daugherty's plays have been produced nationally and internationally in professional and community theatres, schools and colleges. She received the 2011 National Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine for her teen issue plays, The Secret Life of Girls (bullying), EAT (It's Not About Food) (eating disorders), dont u luv me? (teen dating violence) and hard 2 ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* 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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