Grim and Gruesome Grimm

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Grim and Gruesome Grimm

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

A playful and theatrical adaptation of Grimm's grimmest tales.

 About 60 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 41
8 M | 12 W | 21 Any Gender, Doubling Options


Unit set


 57 pages

Drama Classical Adaptation
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The original Grimm’s Fairy Tales are far from sweet, naive, innocent, syrupy, or charming. They are not typical at all: Death. Cannibalism. Death. Burial alive. Death. Burned alive. Death. Kidnapping. Death. Beheading and body parts. Death. These tales are not for the faint of heart! Join us for a grim and gruesome stroll through dark forests and nasty characters. Don’t keep a body count.

A playful and theatrical adaptation with flexible genders, flexible cast size, and two one act lengths.

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