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Caesar and the Pirates [Full Version] by Nicholas Richards and Timothy Hallett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Flexible - the pirates roles could easily be shared by a smaller number and other doubling is possible. On the other hand, there is scope for pirate and soldier chourses. Only one specfied female role - Venus! - but others could be cast female.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with piano and vocal scores for six songs.
StyleMusical comedy play for kids - though the songs are optional.
A shorter version of the same play is available.
First published in 2011, revised in 2012.
SynopsisAn older Caesar is recounting his campaigns in Gaul to a bored scribe, who suggests that it might benefit Caesar's public image to tell a tale of his younger days... Something dashing, perhaps, involving pirates? As it happens, Caesar does know such a story...
Great fun (and secretly educational) with a genuine event in Caesar's life.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Vocal recording for five tracks and six rehearsal tracks (accompaniment with an instrument playing the vocal line) for the songs from Caesar and the Pirates [Full Version].
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Caesar and the Pirates [Short Version] by Nicholas Richards and Timothy Hallett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Flexible - the pirates roles could easily be shared by a smaller number and other doubling is possible. On the other hand, there is scope for pirate and soldier chourses. Only one specfied female roles but some could be cast female.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with piano and vocal scores for six songs.
StyleComedy play for kids - with optional songs.
(A longer version of the same play is available.)
SynopsisAn older Caesar is recounting his campaigns in Gaul to a bored scribe, who suggests that it might benefit Caesar's public image to tell a tale of his younger days... Something dashing, perhaps, involving pirates? As it happens, Caesar does know such a story...
Great fun (and secretly educational) with a genuine event in Caesar's life.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.
ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Vocal recording for five tracks and six rehearsal tracks (accompaniment with an instrument playing the vocal line) for the songs from Caesar and the Pirates [Short Version].
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Caradog And The Celts by Penny Burns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 17. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 45. Chorus. Very flexible numbers, with groups of Celts and Romans of various occupations, and opportunites for singers and dancers. The roles are a mixture of adults and children, but inteded to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicKeyboard and Vocal scores (with added percussion) for seven songs and one instrumental are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleOne-act Musical Drama for schools (fitting with the Key Stage 2 History topic on Roman Britain).
SynopsisFollowing the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD, the Celtic resistance was led by Caradog (called Caratacus by the Romans). The play dramatises the life of the Celts on what is now the Welsh border and the battle for the hill fort of Caer Caradog. (We are also taken to Rome for a meeting with the Emperor Clau-Clau-Claudius.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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A Fifty-Minute Henry VI Part 2 by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 47. Chorus. As with most of the history plays, the cast of characters is huge, with over 40 speaking parts, but lots of doubling is possible.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Second Part of King Henry VI', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisSubtitled 'Cade's Rebellion'.
The wars with France are over, but there's trouble brewing for King Henry within his own court. There's the Duke of Suffolk, trying to manipulate the King through Henry's wife, Margaret , there's the Duchess of Gloster trying to put her husband, Henry's uncle, on the throne, and there's a growing faction around the Duke of York and his two sons, Edward and Richard Crouchback. Matters come to a head with a rebellion led by Kentish tradesman Jack Cade.
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A Fifty-Minute Henry VI Part 3 by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 41. Chorus. As with most of the history plays, the cast of characters is huge, with over 30 speaking parts, but lots of doubling is possible. (They are also mainly male, but don't let that put you off.)
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Third Part of King Henry VI', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe Wars of the Roses in full force, with the Duke of York rebelling against the weak Henry VI. York is killed, but his three sons continue the fight.
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A Fifty-Minute Henry VIII by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 20. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 40. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Henry VIII', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWe meet Henry VIII when he has been king and married to Katharine of Aragon for some 20 years. The court is under the sway of the manipulative, acquisitive Cardinal Wolsey, but Henry falls for Anne Boleyn (or Anne Bullen, as Shakespeare calls her) and in the ensuing turmoil he ditches both Wolsey and Katharine.
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A Fifty-Minute Richard The Third by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 48. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Life and Death of King Richard III', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisRichard the Third, from the winter of discontent to the kingdom for a horse, as the last of the Plantagenets intrigues and murders his way to the English throne, only to be confronted by the army of the Earl of Richmond - one Henry Tudor.
Historical footnote: Shakespeare derived this account from Henry Tudor's historians. In the view of the editor, this makes it unreliable history, but a cracking play!
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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 Henry IV Part 1 by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. This is a story about a male-dominated society. This does not preclude inventive casting!
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'First Part of King Henry IV', 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.)
SynopsisHenry IV is at odds with his nobles, even those who helped him usurp Richard II. Meanwhile his son, Prince Hal has absentend himself from court and is spending his time in taverns with Sir John Falstaff and his clique. Things come to a head with a rebellion, led by Harry Hotspur and at last the dissolute Prince Hal proves himself a warrior.
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A Forty-Minute Henry IV Part 2 by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 21. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 43. No chorus. This is a story about a male-dominated society. This does not preclude inventive casting!
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Second Part of King Henry IV', 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.)
SynopsisKing Henry IV is facing rebellion on a scale close to civil war. Meanwhile, his son and heir, Prince Hal, is spending his youth carousing and brawling in taverns in the company of the wastrel Falstaff. If a successful transition is to be made, the old king needs to keep the kingdom together and his son needs to reform.
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