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The Frogs

The Frogs

Adapted by I. E. Clark from Aristophanes.

Product Code: FE3000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Satire
  • Cast size: 5m., 5w., extras (may include 20 or more).

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Greece was left without a first-rate tragic poet, so Bacchus set out for Hades to find Euripides. The trip is a fearful one, and Bacchus, one of the less godly gods, dies a thousand comic deaths along the way. Unfortunately, nearly all of Aristophanes' allusions to the writers of his day are meaningless to modern audiences. To simulate the author's satirical stabs at the inferior poets of Ancient Greece, we have replaced the Grecian literary allusions with references to current television programs and popular songs. This is not an attempt to rewrite an immortal classic, but rather an effort to help modern audiences (especially young ones who may have a tendency to regard classics as stuffy) to understand Aristophanes' satire. Directors have permission to update the references. A delightful introduction to Greek comedy and an outstanding contest play for high schools, junior highs and colleges.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code FE3000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | TYA | Senior Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy | Satire
  • ISBN(13) 9780886800604
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.