800-448-7469 Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm CST

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

Our office will be closing at 3:00 pm CST on Friday, May 27 and will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 at 8:30 am. See our updated To Kill A Mockingbird announcement. | Ship times are not guaranteed. Learn More.

Poe! Poe! Poe!

Poe! Poe! Poe!

Adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller.

Product Code: PJ4000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 2m., 2w., extras.

    Limited Livestream Rights Available

    Contact our customer service department to order or for more information.

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: $65/perf

In stock

Synopsis

The play begins as Poe is dying. As he struggles with death, he recounts his melancholy life. The author has skillfully blended tragic scenes with fantasy and comedy. Poe felt that the only true, worthy subject of literature was the melancholy examination of the death of a beautiful woman—depicted here in the gruesome death of his young wife and the poem which resulted, "Annabel Lee." Although everyone today agrees that Poe is one of America's greatest authors, he found little recognition in his lifetime until the publishing of "The Raven" not long before he died. Among the many touching scenes in this play is the one between Poe and his most loyal editor, Graham, in which Poe is ridiculed and humiliated. Then we hear Poe recite "The Raven" with defiance and passion. The play ends where it began—at Poe's death. It is not a quiet death, but rather a final defiant excerpt from "The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.," in which Poe reveals the meaning of his life: "Through joy, through sorrow, through it all—I wrote!

Notes

Limited Livestream Rights Available

Contact our customer service department for more information.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code PJ4000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Min. Royalty Rate $65/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 55 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | Community Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780886802240
* 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.