Letters by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt - Theatrefolk

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Letters

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Letters

by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt

For many wars, letters home were the only form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones. This play brings those letters to life.

 About 25 minutes

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


 21
9M | 12W


Simple Set


 23 pages

Drama Character Study Choral Work Experimental Form Issue-Based Monologues Reader's Theatre

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Reviews from Past Producers

For many wars, letters home were the only form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones.

Letters is thought-provoking and character-driven. It's not hard to see Marie, Jim, Caleb, Sarah, Harriet and Robert reaching out with pen and paper.

An excellent and challenging Reader's Theatre script.

Free Classroom Study Guide

21 Characters
9M, 12W
Sarah [W] 14 lines
WWII, at home writing to her brother
Darla [W] 10 lines
Mother of a soldier in the Iraq War
Katie [W] 12 lines
WWII, At home writing to her boyfriend
Harriet [W] 24 lines
Civil War Nurse
Megan [W] 8 lines
Writing to a soldier in the Iraq War
Kristin [W] 6 lines
Writing to a soldier in the Iraq War
Iris [W] 12 lines
Writing to a soldier in the Iraq War
Janice [W] 22 lines
Vietnam, writing to her boyfriend
Shauna [W]
Vietnam, at home 18
Tammy [W] 15 lines
Vietnam, at home
Marie [W] 10 lines
Korea, writing to her fiancée
Elsie [W] 17 lines
WWI nurse
John [M] 16 lines
WWII soldier
Robert [M] 17 lines
WWI soldier
Lewis [M] 24 lines
Civil War soldier
Billy [M] 13 lines
WWII soldier
Ben [M] 12 lines
WWII soldier, One Monologue
Caleb [M] 7 lines
WWI soldier, One Monologue
Richie [M] 15 lines
Vietnam soldier
Michael [M] 19 lines
Korea soldier, One Monologue
Jim [M] 11 lines
Civil War soldier, One Monologue

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