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Love and Other Myths is a one act play that can be performed in its entirety as a class or extra-curricular project. The play can also be broken into four independent scenes, three of which work completely independently of the main script. Cast is variable from 4-16. Gender is 2 male and 2 female for four performers and lots of room for variation for 16. The play works as a small group or large group class project. It also works as an extracurricular production.
The classic problem for the classroom drama teacher who wants a class to put on a play is finding a script that works well in the classroom. In most scripts, the parts are not evenly distributed. There are either not enough parts or else there are a few stars and only smaller roles for other students. What do most of the students do when the stars are rehearsing their large roles? After years of teaching drama and never being able to find scripts that worked well in the classroom, I began to work with students to write our own. Each of the plays in this series is a reworking of a story from mythology or fairy tales. Each play consists of three to five stories (each with four actors) knit together by a piece of narration/ story that weaves the tales together in a satisfying and coherent whole. Each group of four students can be rehearsing scenes simultaneously so no one is sitting doing nothing.
In the writing process, the students chose a tale and begin to rework it, either by moving it to a modern setting or else by imbuing the story with modern sensibilities (like irony). I then worked with the students to rework the scripts during the rehearsal process until the scripts reached a level quality that we all felt good about.
Love and Other Myths includes modernized reworkings of “Pyramus and Thisbe”, “Persephone and Demeter”, and “Psyche and Cupid.”
Performance rights are included in the modest cost of purchasing a single script!
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