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Aesop's Fables by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Characters include a wolf, a lamb, a lion, a mouse, three ants, a grasshopper, an owl, a dog, a tortoise, and a hare.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!] Each story could be played separately.
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for children - a narrated dramatisation of four of Aesop's fables. Very flexible format - no specific props or set needed and the stories could be presented individually or as a set.
SynopsisFour tales in which wolf bullies lamb, mouse befriends lion, ants ignore grasshopper and tortoise out-runs hare.
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Aesop's Fables II by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Characters include mice, a cat, a lion, sheep, a wolf and foxes.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for children - a dramatisation of four of Aesop's fables. Very flexible format - no specific set needed and the stories could be presented individually or as a set.
SynopsisA group of mice are delighted by their plan for constraining the local cat - until it comes to executing the plan.
Meanwhile, a lion falls in love, a boy ruins his chance of promotion in the shepherding business, and a fox tries to make the most of a fashion disaster!
(A musical version of this set of stories is available as Aesop's Fables - The Musical)
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Aesop's Fables III by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Characters include farm animals, crows and various rodents. (Whilst they have gender-specific names, they're animals, and the gender of the actors is irrelevant!)
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for children - a dramatisation of four of Aesop's fables. Very flexible format - no specific set needed and the stories could be presented individually or as a set.
SynopsisTales of resourceful crows, splitting hares, bovine buffoonery and meals for mice.
(If Aesop lived today, he would be inspired by the video of Tool-Making Crows on YouTube.)
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Billy Goat Gruff - Play by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The troll is nominally male. One male goat and two female goats. The narrators are elves.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple play for young children. Basic stage set (a bridge!). Costumes, but no props.
SynopsisOverweight goats meet greedy troll. The troll's dinner menu changes when Billy Goat butts in.
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Cagic Mup by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters include a pantomime cow.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fable told as a Spoonerising verse play for children.
SynopsisCaptain Spoon's family are starving. Their cow must be sold. The exchange for a magic cup provokes delight and disaster.
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The Gossip by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. The characters are adults, intended to be played by children. (Two of the female characters could be switched to male by changing two words.)
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple play in rhyming couplets. No specific set requirements. One prop (a wedding cake!)
SynopsisMrs. Grey tries to stop a rumour spreading by telling everyone that it isn't true. The result is that the rumour spreads rapidly, and her daughter's wedding is ruined.
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A Magic Paint Brush by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Whilst Chen is written as a girl, the character could easily be switched to a boy (likewise Old Sing and the Magician are written male but could be female). Cast includes a cow and a small flock of (talking) chickens.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for children, based on a Chinese folk tale. Simple set (the set calls for a hut upstage, but that could merely be implied by an upstage exit), simple props.
SynopsisIn feudal China, Chen and her mother are oppressed by their landlord and his greedy, vindictive family. Then a magician arrives and gives Chen a magic paint brush, painting with it makes dreams come true...
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The Nightly News by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFantasy performed in the style of a news programme - minimal sets and props for a TV studio and roving reporters.
SynopsisThe studio anchors for The Nightly News introduce stories from the lands of Spoonerism, rhyme, hyperbole and cliché. (Only two of which are uncommon in more conventional news programmes.)
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The Pardner's Tale by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single (saloon) set. (US English)
SynopsisA short stage adaptation of Chaucer's 'Pardoner's Tale', brought into the dying days of the Wild West. Three outlaws try to make a mint, but they cannot cheat Death!
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A Pottle of Brains by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids. It's based on a fairytale, so contains a couple of gruesome moments (which, happen off-stage). Simple (negligible!) sets.
SynopsisTom the Fool has absolutely no common sense, and his mother wishes for him to have a 'pottle of brains' so he can take care of himself after she is gone. She sends him to the old woman on top of the hill, who claims not to be a witch in any shape or form, but who asks him to bring back the heart of what he likes the most and answer one of her riddles. Eventually, after discovering what it means to sacrifice what you like the most, Tom receives a pottle of brains - but not in the way you would expect!
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