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Wild Boor, A - Short Play, Comedy

Wild Boor, A

Anton Chekhov, Joseph Wallace

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780874404814

Farcical adaptation of Chekov's, The Boor, by Joseph Wallace
Chekhov wrote some five or six Short Plays, two of them uproarious farces. In this play, he seems to ask his audience to cast off restraint and laugh with him at the stupidity and naivety, as well as good-heartedness, of the people he know so well. 

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

40 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The home of a reasonably wealthy individual, but things have fallen in slight disrepair as of late.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre

Chekhov wrote some five or six Short Plays, two of them uproarious farces. In this play, he seems to ask his audience to cast off restraint and laugh with him at the stupidity and naivety, as well as good-heartedness, of the people he know so well. In this adaptation, the volume of comedy is turned up even louder as Wallace cleverly infuses Vaudvillian flair and stage trickery, changing the way we see the poor, mourning widow and her hapless suitor forever.

Joseph Wallace is the author of the ever-popular Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark

This adaptation of The Boor was first produced in April of 1989, at La Salle Academy, Providence, Rhode Island.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LUKA
POPOV
SMIRNOV
MAID
Rental Materials

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)

Joseph Wallace

Joseph Wallace has been writing and directing plays for more than thirty years.  In addition, he has been a teacher of English and theatre for more than 25 years.  His titles with us include: Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark (one-act and musical versions) ; Hush Little Celia, Don't Say a Word; A Wild Boor (farcical adaptation of The Boor); and The Tempest  ... view full profile

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Reviews
Samantha Morrow 9/24/2013 12:51 AM
I love this author and generally think he is brilliant. However, this play was lacking the humor I've read in his other scripts. He sold out to the "trashy" humor. It was not
Necessary for a young adolescent girl to
Get raped... Not at all important to the story. Why???
joseph wallace 7/25/2013 9:26 AM
"The Boor" was already funny when I decided to take the humor to another level.  There are moments in here of just plain silliness, but the characters seem oblivious to it, and take their arguments quite seriously, all while I wink at the audience at the absurdity of it all.

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