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  1. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.

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    • 45 min.
    Something is rotting in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet may be the only one who is on to it. With the help of Horatio and Laertes, Hamlet solves the mystery of his mother’s marriage to his uncle, observes his father’s transformation from king to zombie king, saves his love, Ophelia, and fends off both the Norwegians and the zombie hordes. This adaptation is perfect for those who are looking for a spooky retelling of one of the Bard’s classics with lots of fun and a little bite. Learn More
    $9.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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  2. The Secret of Madame Defarge

    The Secret of Madame Defarge

    Adapted by by Robert Johanson. Based on Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.

    Product Code: SL9000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 7m., 10w. (3 to 12m. or w., doubling possible.)
    • 45 min.
    The main story of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities becomes the story of Madam Defarge and her single-minded revenge and involves a secret that is revealed in the trial scene, dramatizing why the poor in France revolted. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  3. Jane Eyre: Life at Lowood

    Jane Eyre: Life at Lowood

    By Robert Johanson. Based on Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.

    Product Code: J38000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 3m., 13w, extras and/or doubling possible.
    • 40 min.
    Jane Eyre is one of literature's most compelling heroines. This one act focuses on her difficult youth as an orphan left with uncaring relatives who eventually send her to a poor boarding school. Her experience is ultimately one of triumph and prepares her for her future as a governess. There are many wonderful roles for women, and the Lowood students can number as many as you like. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  4. Miss Havisham's Expectations

    Miss Havisham's Expectations

    By Robert Johanson. Based on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

    Product Code: MD5000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School
    • 6m., 7w., doubling possible.
    • 45 min.
    This one-act focuses on Dickens' Great Expectations' mad Miss Havisham, the jilted bride who shut herself away in her mysterious mansion. Now many years later she invites young Pip to "come and play" with her beautiful and spoiled ward, Estella. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other Current Events

    Adapted by Nancy Linehan Charles. From Shakespeare.

    Product Code: MB8000

    • Comedy | Drama | Melodrama | Satire
    • Middle School | High School | TYA
    • 15+ either gender, expandable to include all.

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    • 45 min.
    This dramatic adaptation, sprinkled with comedic commentary, is a winner for elementary, middle, and early high school. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theatre frame. Macbeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Shakespeare characters speak the Bard's words, while storytellers fill in plot and comment wryly on the escalating action. Learn More
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  6. Goodbye Marianne

    Goodbye Marianne

    By Irene Kirstein Watts.

    Product Code: G98000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Professional | TYA
    • 2m., 2w., 1 boy, 2 girls, or 3 minimum (1m. 2w.) with doubling.
    • 45 min.
    A true story of the author's childhood experience of hope in a time of terror. Set in Nazi Germany in the days following the Night of Broken Glass. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  7. She Stoops to Conquer

    She Stoops to Conquer

    By Robert M. Singleton. From Oliver Goldsmith's 18th-century British comedy.

    Product Code: S31000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College | Professional
    • 7m., 4w. (extras, a total of 10 actors with doubling.)
    • 40 min.
    This adaptation of the much longer original captures the essence of Goldsmith's wit and the flavor of Georgian England while making the complexities of the period easier to grasp and to play for the young actor. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  8. Ladies of the Tower

    Ladies of the Tower

    By Ruth Perry and Tim Kelly.

    Product Code: L11000

    • Drama
    • High School | College
    • 9w.

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    • 25 min.
    Two cleaning women come to scrub down a forgotten room in the Tower of London and are visited by the spirits of the ladies who met death inside the dark walls. Learn More
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  9. Afternoon at Tavern MacTavish

    Afternoon at Tavern MacTavish

    Book by Frances A. Hogg. Adaptation by John Tissot.

    Product Code: AG4000

    • Comedy
    • College | Professional
    • 3m., 2w., extras.
    • 25 min.
    A family of tourists visits a local tavern in Scotland, enjoying the hospitality of an enterprising owner and his wife. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  10. Alice

    Alice

    Adapted by Jerome McDonough. Based on the novels by Lewis Carroll.

    Product Code: AG9000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | TYA
    • 10+ actors, flexible.
    • 35 min.
    This one-act dramatization of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is distinguished by the ingenious directions for making all the magical special effects easy to stage. It is both fun to do and fun to watch. Most of the revered characters are here: the rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, and, perhaps best of all, the Oyster show. With no front curtain, the main stage is skeletal and a bit dark. Recommended for contest, children's theatre and workshops. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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