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Language Lessons by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. There are two consistent characters throughout (plus an offstage voice). The rest are brought on for each 'lesson' so the 'Englishman' could be played by a different character in each scene (and need not be male).
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePrologue and eleven short comedy skits with no requirements for set. Could be done as written (one continuous performance) or could be split across a sketch show as a running gag. (Contains caricatures, silly accents and foreign words!)
SynopsisPolly and Glott present an informative (and amusing) look into the necessity for having some skill with a foreign tongue.
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Much Ado About William by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Could be played by kids or by a mixed group of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy play.
SynopsisA harassed Shakespeare tries to complete a play while his Stratford family bring noise, combat and teenage strife into the room where he works, until the silent Bard can take no more.
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Peter and The Violin Teacher by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are both written male - one old, eccentric adult, and one young, precocious boy. Could be played with the ages as written, but could also be played by two children or two adults.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch. Single set and, at its minimum, a single prop (in the form of a violin).
SynopsisPeter is sent to the great Dr Villiamanovittikovskevitschki and the doctor endeavours to overcome Peter's Englishness in order to teach him the violin. But Peter has a question for the Doctor.
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Pyramus and Thisbe by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Characters include a wall, a lioness, a statue and a mulberry tree. Aside from that, they are all normal. (Whilst there are three female characters - four if you count the lioness - they could, in Shakespearian fashion, be played by lads.)
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama (played for comedy) in which the protagonists speak Latin and the narrators, where necessary, translate.
SynopsisThe story of Pyramus and Thisbe is most familiar to modern audiences through Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - rehearsed during the play and performed by the Mechanicals at the end. The Latin tale - from which Shakespeare drew his story - is from Ovid's Metamorphoses.
The story is of two lovers separated by their parents and a wall. Arranging to meet, but dying in the process.
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The Seven Wonders by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 17. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn accessible educational play for schools with a single (play room) setting.
SynopsisA boy is given a book which tells him about the Seven Wonders of the ancient world in surprising 3D. As well as a lightly educational fantasy tour of the Seven Wonders of the World and associated historical matters this play is also a paean to the power of books in educating and inspiring children.
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Sic Notus Ulixes? by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Whilst all bar Circe are written male, the author would be happy with any liberties taken with gender - and, in any case, what evidence do we have that Homer was male?
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous Homeric epic in a fifteen minute play aimed at beginners' classes in Latin!
SynopsisThree scenes from the story of Ulysses' homecoming translated from the original Greek (*) and thoroughly mangled and distorted for dramatic presentation. Narrated by the original poet himself.
* Whilst the above summary notes the translation from Greek, it does not note what it is translated into. In this case, it's Latin (which itself is translated - or at least clarified - into English by the narrator).
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A Tale of a Nail by Nicholas Richards
Performance by Central High School finished as runner-up in the Maine Principals Association drama competition 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus. Whilst Mr Gauche, for example, is given a gender, it isn't really key to the plot! Many of the characters, are, when all's said and done, anthropomorphic personifications of cells and micro-organisms.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play set in the imagination of a character fighting off an infection, where the protagonists - germs and blood cells - act-out their roles. Fantasy, but with a lot of educational value.
SynopsisWhen Mr Gauche accidentally hammers a nail through his thumb, he only wants medical help from the Doctor, but he gets a thorough lesson in the body's defence mechanisms anyway. A musical version is available here.
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Tumultus by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 27. Chorus. Most of the named characters are written male (for reasons of historical verisimilitude), but some could be played female. The two groups of supporters could accommodate a large number of extras, up to the capacity of your amphitheatre.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama (played for comedy) in which the protagonists speak Latin and the narrators, where necessary, translate. This is based on a real event, reported by the military historian Tacitus.
SynopsisIn 59 AD, a disgraced Roman Senator, Livineius Regulus, put on a spectacular gladiatorial contest in Pompeii. An incident at the contest sparked a riot (the Tumultus of the title) between Pompeians and rival supporters from Nuceria. This play takes us through the events.
(The run time may be extended, depending on the time spent in gladiatorial contests and riot.)
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The Weakest Pupil by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Two teachers, a class of pupils and a voiceover. (Assumed to be played by kids, but could be played by a mixed group.)
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy skit set in a classroom, with an oddly familiar theme.
SynopsisMr Blenksworthy-Fingleton hasn't arrived to take his lesson, and the class are looking forward to some rebellious play, thus Mrs Robertson, the supply teacher, comes as a nasty surprise.
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You Can't Be Serious! by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. Very flexible cast numbers (the upper limit is the entire population of Syracuse). Two presenters appear throughout, the rest of the characters appear in individual episodes and are therefore open to doubling if needed.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - though arguably a sketch show with a linking theme and two linking characters (the presenters). Ideal for a school class mixing science, history, linguistics and drama. What more could you want?
SynopsisAn affectionate spoof of children's science programmes sneaks in some education amongst the fun as the two presenters take a stroll through time to examine the origins of some well-known (and some less well-known) scientific words.
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