Edgar Wallace's The Green Archer

by  Tim Kelly, Edgar Wallace

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 6f

To carry out a villainous plot, Abel Bellamy, purchases England's Garre Castle, a forbidding fortress haunted by the ghost of the Green Archer. The emphasis here is on nerve-lashing adventure and good old-fashioned stage thrills.

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Edgar Wallace's The Green Archer

by  Tim Kelly Edgar Wallace

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Here's a suspenseful, action-packed thriller from the pen of England's foremost adventure writer, Edgar Wallace, dramatized for simple stage production. Villainous Chicago tycoon Abel Bellamy, purchases England's Garre Castle, a forbidding fortress haunted by the ghost of the Green Archer, who was hanged from a castle beam in the fifteenth century. To carry out a vengeful plot, Bellamy has imprisoned the mysterious Elaine Held beneath the walls and surrounded himself with a treacherous retinue of criminal types and unsuspecting guests-some marked for death! The emphasis here is on nerve-lashing adventure and good old-fashioned stage thrills.
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Keywords

Betrayal, Death, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Garre Castle, a medieval citadel of stone located in Berkshire, England.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

7m, 6f
JULIUS SAVINI - Secretary to Abel Bellamy
MRS. COLDSTERN - The housekeeper
ABEL BELLAMY - American owner of Garre Castle, ruthless
CREAGER - Former prison guard
LILY - Young cockney maid
SPIKE HOLLAND - Young American newspaperman
JOHN WOOD - A social worker based in Belgium
PHILLIPS - A butler, in reality Jim Featherstone, a private investigator
MRS. HOWETT - An American widow
VALERIE - Her adopted daughter
ELAINE HELD - A prisoner and object of revenge
FAY - Savini's wife
THE GREEN ARCHER OF GARRE CASTLE
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Authors

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flo ...

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