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Ballad of King Windowglass, The - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Ballad of King Windowglass, The

Jack Kurtz

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

4m or f, 9boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874409598

The Good King Wenceslas (a name everyone seems to have trouble pronouncing)  sets out to give his gift to a peasant he has seen, but encounters unanticipated difficulties from some of his subjects who question the "political correctness" of his gift.

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Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

Farce, Fantasy, Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales, Chancel Drama / Pageant, Parody / Spoof, Faith-based

40 minutes

Time Period - 18th Century

Settings Of Play - A suggested forest somewhere in Dickensian England. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Play w/ Music

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Church / Religious Groups

The carol "Good King Wenceslas" is the basis for this lively 45 minute farce. The Good King Wenceslas (a name everyone seems to have trouble pronouncing) sets out to give his gift to a peasant he has seen, but encounters unanticipated difficulties from some of his subjects who question the "political correctness" of his gift. Much fun is derived from the "thither and yon" of Olde English.
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CASTING

4m or f, 9boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

Requires a minimum of four singers, but larger group may be used. A mixed "quartette" of trained singers is best. A larger group of untrained singers singing in unison is acceptable. The part of Scruffy should be played by someone younger (or at least smaller) than the other cast members.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

All characters are imagined from the words of "Good King Wenceslas."

TWO PEASANTS
KING WENCESLAS
SCRUFFY
THE POOR MAN
SIR EWING THE INEPT
SISTER ANTAGONISTICA
BURGHER MORAN OF AVARICE ON THE RHINE
THE BUREAUCRAT
4 DICKENSIAN SINGERS

Author
Jack Kurtz

Jack Kurtz

Jack Kurtz has been a Presbyterian pastor for 37 years, PC(USA), in Missouri and Northern Virginia. Educational degrees include: Doctor of Ministry, San Francisco Theological Seminary; and Master of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary. Mr. Kurtz has created a theatre company, Fools for Christ Parable Production Company, in each of his three churches, and he wrote and directed many of the ... view full profile

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