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Red Shoes, The - Full Length Play

Red Shoes, The

Hans Christian Andersen, Robin Short

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Full Length Play

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573651014

Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen

A magic pair of red shoes, which cause anyone who puts them on to dance incessantly, have fallen into the hands of Snogg, a gypsy mountebank. Accompanied by his little mute, Jemmo (a clown mine, Snogg arrives in a Danish village where he meets Karen, a pretty orphan girl wearing clumsy wooden shoes...

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Description

Full Length Play

Theatre for Young Audiences

Settings Of Play -

In Denmark over 100 years ago.

Act One: a street near the Village Sq

Act Two: a Gypsy camp several miles away

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A magic pair of red shoes, which cause anyone who puts them on to dance incessantly, have fallen into the hands of Snogg, a gypsy mountebank. Accompanied by his little mute, Jemmo (a clown mine) Snogg arrives in a Danish village where he meets Karen, a pretty orphan girl wearing clumsy wooden shoes. The gypsy tries to abduct her for his traveling show by enticing her with the pretty red shoes. As soon as she tries them on, her feet dance away with her and she is whisked out of town. Desperately, Karen tries to remove them; but they can only be unfastened by Snogg's magic buttonhook. The poor girl is forced to dance beyond all endurance for the crowd in the streets-- while the gypsy pockets the profits. Finally, touched by Karen's sad plight, Jemmo betrays his wicked master and brings Karen's friend Nels, the cobbler's apprentice, to the rescue. After a dramatic chase, "the fox's tail is caught in his own trap."
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3m, 3f

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SNOGG - a gypsy mountebank

JEMMO - his clown

THE BURGOMASTER

KAREN - an orphan girl

NELS - a cobbler's apprentice

A NICE OLD LADY

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Hans Christian  Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales make up a necessary componenant to any collection of fairy tales. In fact, Andersen's life was like a fairy tale in many ways. Out of the poverty, hardship, and loneliness of his youth, he came to be one of the most honored men of his time. Many of the more than 160 fairy tales he wrote, including "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The ... view full profile

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