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Clod, The - Short Play, Drama

Clod, The

Lewis Beach

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Short Play, Drama

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573620829

One evening in 1863 in the kitchen of a farmhouse on the border between the Northern and Southern states, Mary is confronted with the greatest experience of her life. A Northern soldier, hunted by two Southern soldiers, seeks refuge in her household. The two Southern officers insult Mary to the poin…

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Period

30 minutes

Time Period - American Civil War Era, 19th Century

Settings Of Play -

The kitchen of a farmhouse on the borderline between the Northern and Southern states. September 1863; 10 o'clock in the evening. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots

TAGS

Death, War

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre

One evening in 1863 in the kitchen of a farmhouse on the border between the Northern and Southern states, Mary is confronted with the greatest experience of her life. A Northern soldier, hunted by two Southern soldiers, seeks refuge in her household. The two Southern officers insult Mary to the point of murder. She endures many moments of horror and then turns on the two men. She takes the old gun from the wall and kills them both. An exciting play with well defined characters.
The Clod was originally presented by the Harvard Dramatic Club on March 31, 1914. 
Characters

CASTING

4m, 1f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

THADDEUS TRASK
MARY TRASK
A NORTHERN PRIVATE
A SOUTHERN SERGEANT
A SOUTHERN PRIVATE 
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Lewis Beach

Lewis Beach (1891-1947), born in Saginaw, Michigan, achieved some success with The Clod (1916) and especially The Goose Hangs High (1924). view full profile

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