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  1. 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.
    • 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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  2. An Open and Shut Case

    An Open and Shut Case

    By John Mattera.

    Product Code: A24000

    • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire | Tragedy
    • Middle School | High School | College
    • 5m., 5w.
    • 35 min.
    Young, handsome Harold is married to elderly, wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth because of that age-old attraction—money. So naturally, Harold plans to murder her and inherit all that glorious money. He convinces Elizabeth that he can no longer tend to the big house by himself, and she reluctantly agrees to let him hire the people he claims are so urgently needed: a nurse/companion, a housekeeper, a cook and a groundskeeper. Who-done-it? Your audience will be shocked when they finally find out the answer. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

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