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  1. Hamlet and Zombies! - HH7000

    Hamlet and Zombies!

    By Will Averill.

    Product Code: HH7000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 5m., 2w., 13 to 33 either gender.
    • 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. 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
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 15+ either gender, expandable to include all.
    • 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
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  3. Canterbury Tale From The Wife of Bath

    Canterbury Tale From The Wife of Bath

    Adapted by Herman Ammann from Geoffrey Chaucer.

    Product Code: CK2000

    • Comedy
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 5m., 7w.
    • 40 min.
    A knight of the round table must solve a riddle or lose his life. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  4. Everyman in the Circus of Life

    Everyman in the Circus of Life

    Adapted by Travis Tyre.

    Product Code: E56000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
    • 13 actors, may be played by 4 with doubling.
    • 45 min.
    Everyman in the Circus of Life is a contemporary retelling of Everyman that combines the fun and skills of circus performance with the exploration of one of the great dramas of the medieval world. All the characters remain, but they have become figures in a circus: Death is the ringmaster; Worldly Possessions a juggler; Strength a weight lifter, for example. The script also includes the original Everyman to make it accessible to the modern reader, as well as rehearsal activities and games. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  5. Ralph Roister Doister

    Ralph Roister Doister

    Adapted by I. E. Clark. Based on the play by Nicholas Udall.

    Product Code: RB6000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 2m., 4w., extras.
    • 35 min.
    Ralph thinks he is a lady's man and chooses Dame Custance as the lady. But she can't stand the conceited nincompoop. Their tempestuous courtship, complicated by a mischievous meddler and Custance's cute servant girls, rocks the stage in this historically important play. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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  6. The Potman Spoke Sooth

    The Potman Spoke Sooth

    By David Fulk.

    Product Code: P41000

    • Comedy | Farce
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 6m., 2w. (1 voice.)
    • 35 min.
    Agatha Christie is spoofed hilariously as a respectable murder mystery turns into a farcical game of illusion and reality. Detective Sergeant Gallagher informs Colonel Winthrop Wiggins and his wife that a notorious "Peanut Murderer" is on the loose. Laughs abound as they engage in a zany intrigue of murders, accusations and arrests. Learn More
    $8.95 /script

    Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

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  7. The Sheep Thief

    The Sheep Thief

    Adapted by Ford Ainsworth from The Second Shepherd's Play.

    Product Code: SY4000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 4m., 3w.
    • 35 min.
    Three shepherds must thwart the efforts of a thieving scoundrel named Mak who is trying to steal their sheep. In spite of their vigilance, Mak manages to steal a lamb. The scene in which Mak and his wife, Gil, try to pass the lamb off as their newborn baby is some of the best comedy ever written. Learn More
    $6.95 /script

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  8. Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night

    Adapted by Cecil Pickett. From William Shakespeare's classic.

    Product Code: TS2000

    • Comedy
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 5m, 2w.
    • 30 min.
    In this adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, twins Viola and Sebastian are shipwrecked and washed ashore in Illyria. The favorite characters—Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Malvolio, Maria, the beautiful countess Olivia and the handsome duke Orsino—are all present to help entertain audiences. Learn More
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