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Spoon River Anthology - Full Length Play, Drama

Spoon River Anthology

Charles Aidman, Edgar Lee Masters, Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573615702

Charles Aidman
Conceived from Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology
"A dramatic presentation reduced to its simplest terms... moving and beautiful... An evening of astonishingly stirring emotional satisfaction." - New York Post

"A glowing theatre experience... A brooding and loving American folk po…

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Minimum Fee: $100 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Adaptations (Literature)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Cuttings allowed

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

Via musical interludes, we are introduced in a cemetery to the ghosts of those who were inhabitants of this town, and whose secrets have gone with them to the grave. There are 60 odd characterizations and vignettes in this constantly interesting entertainment offering an amazingly varied array of roles and impersonations, from young lovers and preachers and teachers to the funny chronicle of the confused Jewish man who ends up in the wrong cemetery. Both the solid and humorous sides of life are portrayed, with fetching ballads, and the free verse form of Masters.

"A dramatic presentation reduced to its simplest terms... moving and beautiful... An evening of astonishingly stirring emotional satisfaction." - New York Post

"A glowing theatre experience... A brooding and loving American folk poem brought to life on a stage." - The New York Times

Spoon River Anthology was first presented on Broadway by Joseph Cates and The Spoon River Anthology Company at the Booth Theatre in New York City on September 29, 1963. It was conceived and directed by Charles Aidman.
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CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Flexible casting

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
Charles Aidman

Charles Aidman

Charles Aidman is a down-to-earth American actor who brought his "everyman" personality to such realistic war films as Pork Chop Hill (1959) and War Hunt (1962). He has since been cast in roles of quiet unstressed authority in films like Countdown (1967), Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) and Uncommon Valor (1983). Aidman has also guest-starred on practically every TV series ever made; comedy ... view full profile

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Reviews
William Waxman 3/22/2014 12:32 PM
There is no play more successful than Spoon River Anthology in depicting small town turn of the century America. It is a distinct rich tapestry of storytelling and music.

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