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The Rude Mechanicals

The Rude Mechanicals

By Ed Graczyk. Freely adapted from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Product Code: RA5000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 8m., 1w., 1 either gender.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $85/perf

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Synopsis

With scant allegiance to the work of Shakespeare, this play takes many liberties with the Bard's text. In doing so, it achieves a comedy style of its own. Peter Quince the carpenter is out of work, and in his idleness, persuades his friends, "the rude mechanicals," to compete for a prize the duke is offering for a play to be performed in honor of his wedding. The rude mechanicals snatch at the chance to recoup their failing fortunes. Manipulated by Puck, a playful sprite, Quince writes a play about Pyramus and Thisbe and recruits the rude mechanicals to perform in it. It proves to be a riot and wins the prize.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code RA5000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School
  • Performing Group Middle School | College Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"Everyone loved the show and the cast really enjoyed doing it! It really brought the cast and crew together as one."
Review by Christina Beard, Notre Dame Catholic School, Wichita Falls, TX
"This is a wonderful comedy that introduces young actors to Shakespeare without being scary. Students are able to create fun and memorable characters."
Review by Jodi Lander, San Jacinto Junior High, Midland, TX