Notes from the Moated Grange

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1f

"This is theatre of ideas that assume flesh and blood because the characters are so strong, so indelible and filled with sly humor." - Akron Beacon Journal
Mariana, a minor character from a less well known Shakespearean play, speculates on the nature of obsessive love and the difficulties of playing one's assigned role.

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Notes from the Moated Grange

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Notes from the Moated Grange features Mariana, a minor character from a less well known Shakespearean play (Measure for Measure) awaiting her beloved. She speculates on the nature of obsessive love and the difficulties of playing one's assigned role. Part of The Girlhood Of Shakespeare's Heroines. In Cincinnati & Other Plays.
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Reviews

"Funny... . Plays delightful games with language. . . . A great showcase for young talent." - Cleveland Plain Dealer

"This is theatre of ideas that assume flesh and blood because the characters are so strong, so indelible and filled with sly humor." - Akron Beacon Journal

Keywords

Betrayal, Love, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

1f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Don Nigro

Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely produced playwrights in the world and has continued to build a deeply interrelated and diverse body of dramatic literature, employing a wide variety of dramatic conventions and styles of presentation. He has written monologues and epics, spare realistic dramas ...

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First produced by the Porthouse Theatre Company in Kent, Ohio in July, 1988, directed by Marya Bednerik.

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