Teaching Drama

New Release – Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe by Lindsay Price

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe by Lindsay Price

We’re thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Lindsay Price’s newest script: Shuddersome: Tales of Poe.

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe
Adapted by Lindsay Price
From the works of Edgar Allen Poe

“Once upon a midnight dreary,
While I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious
Volume of forgotten lore…”

The thumping of a heartbeat. The creek of a door. The howl of a bitter wind. The gong of a clock tower. The clang of alarm bells. The sound of beating wings getting closer and closer…
Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known works. Included are The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.

Poe’s words rise from the page like corpses from the grave. Be careful. Do you hear that tap, tap, taping?


There are three lengths of Shuddersome to choose from. All versions are included in the same book.

45 Minute Version

4M/5W/25 Either

This is the version that is presented in the script. It includes: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Bells, The Oval Portrait, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.

30 Minute Competition Version

3M/3W/11 Either

The necessary cuts for this version can be found in the appendix. It includes: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.

60 Minute Narrated Version

8M/10W/25 Either

This version includes a Narrator and an additional story, Lionizing.


More information and free sample pages here. 

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Craig Mason