Death, Morality, Revenge, Jealousy... all come to life from the page like corpses from the grave with the creepy, cross-curricular adaptation Shuddersome: Tales of Poe. Death, Morality, Revenge, Jealousy... all come to life from the page like corpses from the grave with the creepy, cross-curricular adaptation Shuddersome: Tales of Poe.
Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools
A retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.
About 75 minutes
Act 1: 40 minutes, Act 2: 35 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
10M | 28W | 34 Any Gender
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It’s a classic story. Two identical-looking people from completely different backgrounds switch places. Rich swaps with poor. Poor swaps with rich.
Add a twist of Elizabethan England and you've got The Pauper Princess – a retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.
Before Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne, she was just Princess Elizabeth, fending off suitors too old and too fat.
Theresa wears rags and scrounges for food. She’s so desperate she pretends to be a boy so she can be in a play.
When Princess and Pauper come face-to-face, when one becomes the other, when King Henry VIII dies and everyone is vying for the Great Seal of England (and we don’t mean the sea animal) who knows what will happen? Maybe Shakespeare has a clue…
Hilarious characters, fun costumes, it’s Elizabethan England like you've never seen it before. It’s time to Huzzah! And Par-tay!
16th Century / Elizabethan
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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.
There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.
Ideal for classwork, competitions, and more!
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