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The Scarlet Heart

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

The Scarlet Heart

by Allison Williams

Join commedia dell'arte characters in a hungry, thirsty, bungling, quest for the Scarlet Heart. An excellent introduction for any student performer.

 About 30 minutes

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


 10
4 M | 3 W | 3 Any Gender


Unit Set


 59 pages

Comedy Commedia dell'arte Movement-based

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The Scarlet Heart is a gem! Literally. A big fat juicy apple of a ruby that everyone really, really wants and will do anything to get. Too bad there's not one competent thief in the bunch. Stupino! That's a soup ladle! Stop making goo goo eyes at the soup ladle!

Welcome to Theatrefolk's first commedia dell'arte comedy. This is an excellent introduction to commedia for any student performer. The script can be performed as written or by following an improv-based scenario.

Join Arlecchino, Brighella, Columbina, and more in their hungry, thirsty, bungling, cross-dressing quest for the Scarlet Heart.


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