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Aesop's (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables - Short Play, Comedy

Aesop's (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables

Kim Esop-Wylie, Aesop

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Short Play, Comedy

8boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874400304

This short play, performed for and with kids, weaves five of Aesop's most famous fables into a show that's fun, fast-paced, and full of surprises.
Contains: The Dog and the Bone; The Tortoise and the Hare; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Grapes; The Miller, His Son And the Donke…

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Church / Religious Groups

This short play, performed for and with kids, weaves five of Aesop's most famous fables into a show that's fun, fast-paced, and full of surprises.

Contains: The Dog and the Bone; The Tortoise and the Hare; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Grapes; The Miller, His Son And the Donkey, and The Country Maid.

From the author of The Dullsville Mystery

Webster Groves Theatre Guild in 1997
Characters

CASTING

8boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting

Dog and the Bone

NARRATOR 1

DOG

BUTCHER

GIRL

POND

Tortoise and the Hare

MISS HARE

MISS TORTOISE

NARRATOR 2

GIRL

LOUNGE SINGER

Lion and the Mouse

REPORTER 1

REPORTER 2

MOUSE

LION

BUTCHER

GIRL

Fox and the Grapes

FOX

GRAPES

NUMBER BEARER

MISS TORTOISE

The Miller, His Son, and the Donkey

NARRATOR 3

MILLER

SON

DONKEY

BUTCHER

GIRL

GIRL 2

GRUMPY OLD GUY

WOMAN 1

WOMAN 2

ACTIVIST 1

ACTIVIST 2

The Country Maid

NARRATOR 4

MAID

CHICKEN 1

CHICKEN 2

BUTCHER

GIRL

Author(s)
Aesop

Aesop

Legendary figure Aesop is presumed to have been born around 600 B.C. and is the supposed author of a collection of Greek fables. Various attempts were made in ancient times to establish him as an actual personage. He was most likely invented to provide an author for fables centering on beasts, so that “a story of Aesop” became synonymous with “fable.” view full profile

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Reviews
Angela Wilson 5/9/2016 8:04 PM
I just directed this play with 14 6th-8th graders, and it was a huge hit, both with the cast and the audience. Both children and adults were delighted. A great script, very audience-participatory.  Set requirements were minimal; all the emphasis is on costumes and props. The only bad thing is I am going to have a hard time finding a script to top this next year!
Gianna Zellner 9/7/2015 7:15 PM
I teach at a grade school spanning from toddlers to 8th graders. It is so hard to find titles that appeal to that range of ages and their parents. Aesop's does just that. From the slapstick falls of the Fox and the Grapes, to the understanding of Film Noir one needs to truly appreciate the Tortoise and the Hare, this script hits them all. I know my kids and audience are going to love it!

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