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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 F | 25 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
Simple Set
51 pages
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Praise for Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

Virginia McCurry
Pell City High School
We used it as entertainment during our school's Trunk or Treat event instead of creating a haunted house. The audience loved the presentation and requested similar shows in the future.
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.
Patricia Giles
Hardaway Theatre
I appreciate the blocking for The Raven and other tips that were included in the script.

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