Beauty and the Beast (Beers)

by  Jesse Beers

Full Length Play  /  10m or f

Beauty is enamored with a handsome prince whom she saw in an apparition. Her love draws her to the castle of the unspeakable Beast, which she enters unafraid. A magic mirror and many other gifts are given her by the Beast. But it is her final, fearless expression of affection for the Beast that brea…

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Beauty and the Beast (Beers)

by  Jesse Beers

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    10m or f
  • SubGenre

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    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences

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Beauty is enamored with a handsome prince whom she saw in an apparition. Her love draws her to the castle of the unspeakable Beast, which she enters unafraid. A magic mirror and many other gifts are given her by the Beast. But it is her final, fearless expression of affection for the Beast that breaks the spell and returns him to the form of the handsome Prince. A very picturesque and moving version of the famous tale.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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Casting

10m or f

BEAUTY - an ingenous but spirited girl of fifteen. She appears first in a simple peasant dress, later chaning in a beautiful gown.

AMOS - a simple, good-hearted but mulish young man of twenty-two. Wears a tunic and leggings as a shepherd.

BEAST - a handsome young prince costumed in a heavy cloak and cowl, with an animal mask as the Beast, beneath which is the usual costume of tights and tunic, as the prince.

SYBIL - the good witch is 300 years old but looks not a day over fifty. She wears a tall conical hat and Gothic dress.

FATHER - a man of forty, hard-working, and stolid. Wears coarse clothing of leg-wrappings and a tunic.

BOYS (TWO ) - in handsome Gothic costumes of tights, tunics, and capes. They are attractive youngsters of sixteen or so.

GIRLS (TWO) - Pretty and sixteen. One is a courageous adventuresome girl, and the other more timorous and willowing. Both wear Gothic gowns and long hair.

DWARF - a little hunch-backed mute, devoted to the Beast. Wears leggings and a tunic.

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Jesse Beers

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