The Emperor's New Clothes (Chorpenning)

by  Charlotte B. Chorpenning

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  8m, 4f

The Emperor of China cares for nothing but clothes. The minister of the robes plays on this weakness to rob the royal weavers and persecute the Empress. Two rogues convince the Emperor they can weave a cloth which cannot be seen by anyone unfit for the position he holds...

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The Emperor's New Clothes (Chorpenning)

by  Charlotte B. Chorpenning

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

The Emperor of China cares for nothing but clothes. The minister of the robes plays on this weakness to rob the royal weavers and persecute the Empress. Two rogues convince the Emperor they can weave a cloth which cannot be seen by anyone unfit for the position he holds. Everyone is afraid to confess that he cannot see the new clothes the Emperor orders. The resulting comic situations enable the rogues to save the Empress and the weavers and expose the villainy of the minister. The Emperor proudly walks in procession clad in nothing but a straight little shirt to show his people the glory of his new clothes.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: A country much like China. Long ago. 
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • 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

8m, 4f

ZAR
ZAN
TSEIN
LING
MONG
FAH
THE GONG BOY
HAN
THE GENERAL
THE EMPEROR
THE EMPRESS
A CHILD
WEAVERS OF THE TOYAL STUFFS
CITIZENS

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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Children

Casting Notes

Alternate casting to 12 females

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Optional Piano Score Available.

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Charlotte B.  Chorpenning

Charlotte B. Chorpenning

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