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Doctor's Visit, A - Short Play, Drama

Doctor's Visit, A

Mark Loewenstern

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Short Play, Drama

2m

ISBN: 9780573629075

Based on historical legend, this intriguing play takes place in King Richard the Lionhearted's tent during the Crusades. Sultan Saladin, an adversary with whom Richard enjoys an unusually cordial relationship even as their armies clash, has sent his personal doctor, Moses Maimonides, to treat the ma…

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$9.95
: Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 27th Series

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Drama

Period, Docudrama/Historic

10 minutes

Time Period - Medieval (6th-14th c.)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Based on historical legend, this intriguing play takes place in King Richard the Lionhearted's tent during the Crusades. Sultan Saladin, an adversary with whom Richard enjoys an unusually cordial relationship even as their armies clash, has sent his personal doctor, Moses Maimonides, to treat the malaria that is debilitating Richard. This recounting of the tale, one often used to illustrate the peaceful relationship between Islam and Jew, points to a sober lesson: the faith that nourishes and sustains us also drives us to war, and we have still not found a way to have one without the other. Published in the collection Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 27th Series.
"Mark Lowenstern's A Doctor's Visit benefited from smart writing and direction (Jason King Jones), a timely topic, and mesmerizing performances from Tom Biglin and Barry Phillips Off-Off Broadway Review
Vital Theatre Company, May, 2002

Directed by Jason King Jones

Tom Biglin as Richard the Lionhearted

Barry Phillips as Moses Miamonides

Characters

CASTING

2m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male, Multicultural casting

CASTING NOTES

Past productions of A Doctor's Visit used minority casting for the role of Moses Miamonides. This role can credibly be played by an actor of African, Latino, Arab or white descent.

Richard the Lionhearted: A warrior king

Moses Miamonides: A sage

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Mark Loewenstern

Mark Loewenstern

Mark Loewenstern, born 15 Nov 1968, studied theater and creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, Kings College, London and also at The Juilliard School for about six weeks (but that's another story). He has been a three-time finalist for the Heideman Award, and a winner of The Samuel French OOB One-Act Festival, The Scriptapalooza Sitcom Writing Contest, The Anna Zornio Children's ... view full profile

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