Henry the Tenth (Part Seven)

by  Michael Green

Short Play, Comedy  /  9m, 4f

This is part four of The Coarse Acting Show 2 (Further Plays for Coarse Actors). 

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Henry the Tenth (Part Seven)

by  Michael Green

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Shakespeare)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This is part four of The Coarse Acting Show 2 (Further Plays for Coarse Actors). It is a rarely-performed masterpiece (from a suggestion by William Shakespeare) with battle scenes of which the Bard would have been proud. Everything which can go wrong does go wrong: sets collapse, actors fail to appear on stage, props fall to peices, but the Coarse cast carry on, firmly believing that the audience won't notice a thing. Contained in the volume The Coarse Acting Show 2 (Further Plays for Coarse Actors)
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"The best thing about the evening is a breakneck pace...at which so much happens with such split-second timing there's too much for one pair of eyeballs to take in." - Larry Stark, The Theatre Mirror 

Keywords

Politics, War

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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Details

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

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  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
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Casting

9m, 4f
Bereaved Citizens 
MASTER CLODPONY
MASTER HAYSEED
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
CHORUS (AS PROLOGUE)
DRUMMER
KING HENRY X
LORD UXBRIDGE
LORD AMERSHAM
LORD ONGAR
HERALD
CUTHBERT, EARL OF WOLVERHAMPTON
LORD DUDLEY
BARON SMETHWICK
QUEEN CATHERINE
OLD MEG, NURSE
LADY UXBRIDGE

Lords and Ladies of the Court
KING'S FOOL
FRENCH MESSENGER

Army Loyal to the King
GROT
MUD
BRONCHIO
PIZZLE
DRONIO

Army Loyal to Wolverhampton
NORFOLK
ARCHBISHOP OF YORK
TEWKESBURY
EVESHAM
BIRMINGHAM
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