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A Thirty-Minute Much Ado by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisDon Pedro, prince of Arragon comes sweeping into town - along with his wayward brother, Don John, who is bent on making mischief. He finds his opportunity when he seeks to spoil the romance between Claudio (one of the Prince's knights) and Hero, the daughter of their host. Meanwhile, Claudio and Hero try to kindle a romance between Hero's cousin Beatrice and Claudio's friend Benedick, who everyone thinks made for each other - if they can ever get beyond their endless verbal sparring.
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A Thirty-Minute Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisTwo households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
So the Montagues and Capulets are at each other's throats, but the Montague's son and Capulet's daughter, meet, fall in love and pledge to be married in secret. Things begin to fall apart when Tybalt, a hot-headed Capulet, picks a fight. Romeo intervenes to calm things down, but this only results in Tybalt killing Romeo's kinsman and Romeo killing Tybalt. Further sorrow follows not far behind.
A tragic love story, with an awful lot of fighting.
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A Thirty-Minute Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisA lord wishes his daughters to be married. Bianca is young and beautiful and already has many suitors, but Katherina is strong-willed, hot-tempered and uncontrollable. Their father decrees that Bianca may only take a husband once Katherina is married. Lucentio and his friend Petruchio arrive, and Petruchio is convinced to marry Katherina for her money to allow Lucentio to wed Bianca. However, Lucentio finds his marriage to Bianca is not as idyllic as he would like, whilst Petruchio bends the shrew-like Katherina to his will.
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A Thirty-Minute Tempest by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Like much of Shakespeare, the cast is male-heavy. Don't let that put you off!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisProspero, the exiled duke of Milan, has raised his daughter Miranda alone on an island with nobody else around but Caliban, a deformed creature Prospero treats as a slave. Using his magic to wreck a ship carrying the usurping Duke of Milan and his entourage, Prospero aims to awe the noblemen, reassert his right to the throne of Milan, and find a match for his daughter.
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To Be Hamlet by Olivia Arieti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play. Simplest set - a bare stage - simple props.
SynopsisAn actor struggles with the role of Hamlet as Hamlet struggles with his destiny.
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Toil and Trouble by Karina Fernandez
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, set backstage at a school production of 'The Scottish Play'.
SynopsisTensions mount as the young actors ready themselves for the impending curtain up, and things are made worse when the director announces that a West End producer is in the audience.
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Tony and Bee-ing Cleopatra by Fiona Scott Patrick
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Lindsay is dressed in a bumble bee costume with a Cleopatra wig. (Just in case you need a hint about the provenance of the strange title.) The cast includes four numbered tourists. Others might drift through!
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute character-driven play, minimal set. (I realise that the residents of Edinburgh might be offended by the description of one of their streets as minimal, but it doesn't need to be a realistic set!)
SynopsisLindsay is handing out flyers for her show at the Edinburgh Fringe, but she feels she's too old to be there - she's a serious actress. Then she meets Tony, a little drunk and recently dumped by her boyfriend, and the pair find a new enthusiasm for acting.
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The Tudor Times by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSome song suggestions are made in the Producer's copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleRhyming play for schools (designed for the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topic 'The Tudors'). No set requirements. Simple props (as long as you don't take the cook too seriously).
SynopsisA rhyming romp from the last Henry to the first Elizabeth. Wives, discoveries, the Armada and an introduction to Elizabethan cookery.
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Tudors Rich and Poor - Assembly by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 78. No chorus. Very flexible cast size!
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA list of musical suggestions is included in the Producer's Copy of the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act assembly piece for a large cast of children. No specific set required, but ideally lots of props representing historical artifacts!
SynopsisA romp through the world of the Tudors, meeting Shakespeare, royalty and commoners, talking about housing, entertainment, health and employment, amongst other things.
Based on the English National Curriculum History Syllabus, Key Stages 1 & 2, Unit 8: 'What were the differences between the lives of rich and poor people in Tudor Times?'
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Tudors Rich and Poor - Mini-Plays by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five plays with six characters in each.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times around 6 minutes) for a school class studying The Tudors (English National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Unit 8, contrasting the lives of rich and poor). No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisFive short plays looking at different aspects of life in the Tudor Age, covering the country, the city, life at court, fashion and the theatre.
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