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Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

adapted by Lindsay Price from Edgar Allan Poe

The thumping of a heartbeat. The creak 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 Allan 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, tapping?

Multi-length versions of the script to fit every need.

Drama Choral Work Classical Adaptation Movement-based Mystery Reader's Theatre

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Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 45 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
34 Characters
4 M | 5 W | 25 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
Simple Set
51 pages
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Praise for Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

Megan Randol
Williams High School
This play allowed for all of my students to have a chance to have bigger parts, especially those who might get over shadowed by a senior. It allowed everyone a moment to shine.
david mitchell
Kang Chiao International School
I really loved producing and directing this play. There is so much you can do with the content, scene and costumes. This play gave my students the opportunity to work with prose, mask, backdrops, scene changes, voice, soundscape, movement and so much more.
Paige Hoke
York Country Day School
The audiences LOVED it, and we were told by many different patrons that it was the best or neatest thing they had seen a high school group do. I loved that it let everyone be involved in the whole production and it made them all feel like they had important roles. It enabled everyone to have a moment to shine at one point or another by being a character in the story.

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