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Cleopatra and the Roman Way by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. No formal chorus, but opportunities for extras.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play for kids. A solid grounding in ancient history, but it's comedy, so there are plenty of anachronisms.
SynopsisWhen the glamorous Queen Cleopatra takes over the throne of Egypt along with her brother Ptolemy XIII it coincides with the expansion of the Roman Republic (soon to be Empire) in her direction. Cleopatra does not find the advances of a succession of stylish Romans entirely unwelcome, even if her brother has to be disposed of in the process. Unfortunately, Roman politics being what they are, none of her suitors can be viewed as having any long-term prospects.
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David and Goliath by Ian Sharrock
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two onstage actors and one offstage voice, which could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedic sketch based on the Biblical tale.
SynopsisDavid and Goliath as observed from a tent in the camp of the Philistines. Dagon is a loyal, battle hardened warrior who's fed up of waiting for something, anything, to happen. Sandra is one of the girls concerned with feeding the army and also tired of the prolonged period of inactivity. For forty days, Goliath has called out his challenge to the Hebrew army and no champion has stepped up to face him... until now.
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Echo and Narcissus by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSimple piano/vocal scores for four original songs are supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleA fifteen-minute musical based on Ancient Greek myth.
SynopsisHera, the queen of the gods, is furious when she discovers that her husband Zeus has been unfaithful, and she takes it out on the object of his affections, the articulate Echo. Echo falls for the handsome Narcissus, but she cannot make him understand because of Hera's curse, which confines Echo to repeating the words of others, and meanwhile Narcissus is in love with his own reflection. (Not a happy lot, the Ancient Greeks!)
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A Forty-Minute Coriolanus by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 19. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. As usual with Shakespeare, most of the characters are male - but for your production, you can cast whomsoever you like!
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Coriolanus', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisIn the early days of the Roman republic, Caius Martius Coriolanus is a brilliant Roman General, but contemptuous of the civilian population. After a successful military campaign against the Volsces (an Italian tribe), Coriolanus runs for Consul. He is supported by the Senate, but the common people are stirred-up to riot against him. Still contemptuous of the people, Corilanus is exciled from Rome and takes his revenge by leading the Volsces against Rome. His mother intervenes and persuades him to sign a peace treaty. Unfortunately, his Volscian allies see this as a betrayal, and Coriolanus pays the price.
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A Forty-Minute Troilus and Cressida by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 16. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 34. Chorus. Plenty of scope for extras, as we have the population of Troy and the entire Greek army looking on (and occasionally getting involved in the fray - some of the spear carriers get to use their spears!)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Troilus And Cressida', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe Trojans are trapped in their city as Greek warriors like Ajax scour the battlefield. Troilus, youngest son of the Trojan King Priam, is distracted from the battlefield by his pursuit of the beautiful Cressida. Just when Cressida has submitted to his advances, she is used as part of a prisoner exchange and sent to join her father (who is camped with the Greeks). During one of the periodic truces, Troilus witnesses Cressida in a dalliance with Greek hero Diomedes. Enraged, Troilus takes to the battlefield in pursuit of Diomedes, whilst the petulant Achilles takes on the noble Trojan Hector.
Shakespeare uses the siege to question notions of fidelity and chivalry.
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The Golden Touch - And Other Tales by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 54. Chorus. Apart from the Narrators there are 52 separate parts (25M, 26F), but more usefully there are 34 major parts (19M, 15F)
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of dramatized Greek myths told in a light hearted and highly accessible form, bringing the tales to life.
SynopsisThe stories of Phaethon, King Midas (he of the golden touch, but also the ass's ears), the origins of winter, Echo and Narcissus, Erysichthon, Minerva and Arachne and finally Pygmalion and the Statue.
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Greece! - The Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually, in unison (chant) or in song.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for six original songs supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Play, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** CD with instrumental backing tracks for each of the six songs (plus reprises) from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
** CD with sung tracks for each of the six songs from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
** Zip file containing instrumental backing tracks for each of the six songs (plus reprises) from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
** Zip file of sung tracks for each of the six songs from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
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Greece! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in an Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared out amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually or in unison.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Musical, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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I, Tiberius by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. The numbers of soldiers and secret service agents can be treated flexibly.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids, set in Roman Britain. Single set (to the point of almost no set at all) and simple props, give or take the solid gold Egyptian statuette.
SynopsisWhen Tiberius Pompus arrives from Rome to take up a governorship in the wilderness that is Eastern Britain he is looking for peace and a quiet life. He has every faith in his long-suffering personal assistant, Flavia, and his military commander, Ludicrous. Unfortunately restless locals in the form of the Iceni tribe and in particular the ambitiously troublesome Boudicca prove a thorn in his side. What Tiberius needs least is a visit from newly-appointed Emperor and old school friend, Marcus Antonius, accompanied by the Emperor's girlfriend, the ultra-glamorous and even more ultra-temperamental Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. It is imperative that the Emperor's stay goes perfectly. It doesn't.
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Jason and the Golden Fleece by Dominique Vaughan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 27. Chorus. Chorus includes various mythical creatures!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort epic(!) told in verse. Ancient Greek myth as a rhyming play for children. No set requirements, no props specified (though many might be used in a particular production).
SynopsisThe myth of Jason and the Argonauts on their quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. A tale of heroes, kings, goddesses, sirens, harpies and the occasional shipwright.
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