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Legend of Alcestis, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Legend of Alcestis, The

Norman Beim

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780931231155

When Death comes for Admetus, the king of Thessaly, Apollo interferes. He makes a bargain with death. The king's life will be spared if someone is willing to take his place. No one is, of course. The king's devoted wife finally volunteers. Hercules comes to the rescue, and Death finds a substitute, …

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Six Ironic Comedies

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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When Death comes for Admetus, the king of Thessaly, Apollo interferes. He makes a bargain with death. The king's life will be spared if someone is willing to take his place. No one is, of course. The king's devoted wife finally volunteers. Hercules comes to the rescue, and Death finds a substitute, the ancient nurse. This is a comedy about human foibles, modern in tone, told in a witty and sophisticated manner.

Published in Six Ironic Comedies.

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6m, 2f

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Norman Beim

Norman Beim, a life time member of the Dramatist Guild, is a prize-wining playwright, veteran actor and director. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally and won a number of awards including the Robert J. Pickering Award (Coldwater Theatre), the David James Ellis Award (Theatre Americana), the Maxim Mazumdar Award (Alleyway Theatre) as well as the Samuel French Short Play Award ... view full profile

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