One-Act Play Collection 015


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Here, in our 15th collection, are 10 One Act Plays for your enjoyment. They range from the mid-1600s to the early 1900s, from outright farce to bittersweet relationships, all short gems to make you laugh, cry, think, or all three. NOTE: Although the plays here were all published before 1923 and hence are in the Public Domain in the U.S., Moeller died in 1958 while the death dates for Postgate, Crandall, and Bornstead are unknown. Their plays may not yet be in the Public Domain in some countries.. - Summary by ToddHW


Cast lists:

1. Re-Taming of the Shrew: A Shakespearean Travesty in One Act by John W. Postgate (?-?). BC for this play is ToddHW

Petruchio, a Mad-cap Ruffian Tamed by Marriage: Larry Wilson

Angelo, Stern Magistrate Softened by Matrimony: Tomas Peter

Duke of Illyria, Sentimental Lover Turned Meek Husband: James R. Hedrick

Othello, Fierce Black General Under Sway of his Wife: Wayne Cooke

Macbeth, Scottish Chieftain Fond of the Barley Bree: Alan Mapstone

Grumio, Reformed Sevant of Petruchio: ToddHW

Katherine, Leader in Woman's Rights Movement: WendyKatzHiller

Mariana, Formerly Despondent Lady of the Moated Grange: Jenn Broda

Viola, Patience on a Monument Prior to her Marriage: Joanna Michal Hoyt

Desdemona, Becomes Suffragist after Eloping with the Moor: Annie Mars

Lady Macbeth, Strong-minded Caustic Wife of Witch-ridden Macbeth: mleigh

Stage Directions: awonski


2. The Jealousy of Le Barbouille by Moliere, translated by Charles Heron Wall (1836-1905). BC for this play is ToddHW

Le Barbouillé, husband to Angélique: Joanna Michal Hoyt

Gorgibus, father to Angélique: Alan Mapstone

Valère, lover to Angélique: Tomas Peter

Angélique: awonski

Cathau, maid to Angélique: Sonia

Villebrequin: Kelly S. Taylor

The Doctor: ToddHW

La Vallée: Greg Giordano

Stage Directions: Larry Wilson


3. A Photographic Fix by Frederic Hay. BC for this play is SonOfTheExiles

Michael Angelo Chrome: ToddHW

Ebenezer Staggers: Andrew James

Bob Cropp: Son of the Exiles

Miss Diana Duff: Availle

Miss Caroline Cropp: Sonia

Stage Directions: WendyKatzHiller


4. Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady by J.R. Planche (1796-1880). BC for this play is ktaylor07

King Charles II of Spain Matea Bracic

Duchess de Torreneuva Kelly S. Taylor

Ruy Gomez cavaet

Leonora Elise Dee

Marquis de Santa Cruz Andrew James

Guzman Greg Giordano

Pedro Adrian Stephens

Lopez Larry Wilson

Page Adrian Stephens

Stage Directions Tchaikovsky

5. The Roadhouse in Arden by Philip Moeller (died 1958). BC for this play is mleigh

Master Hamlet, the keeper of the inn: Greg Giordano

Mistress Cleopatra Hamlet, his wife: mleigh

Master Robin Goodfellow Hamlet, their son: Scotty Smith

Mistress Immortality: Jenn Broda

Sir Francis B., a literary man from London: David Moon

Sir William S., a literary man from London: ToddHW

Stage Directions: Joanna Michal Hoyt


6. In the Shadow of the Glen by John Millington Synge (1871 – 1909). BC for this play is AngeliqueAnja

Daniel Burke, an elderly farmer: Alan Mapstone

Nora Burke, his young wife: Annie Mars

Michael Dara, a youthful shepherd: Tomas Peter

A Tramp: Algy Pug

Stage Directions: Availle


7. The Last Rehearsal by Irene Jean Crandall (dates unknown). BC for this play is jennlea
Margery Patterson, The Ingenue: Linda Webster
Harold Spaulding, The Lover: Tomas Peter
M. Forbes-Smith, The Stage Manager: Andrew Gaunce
Doris Street, The Playwright: TJ Burns
Isabel Brookins, The Leading Lady: Jenn Broda
Stage Directions: ToddHW

8. The Trysting Place: A Farce in One Act by Booth Tarkington (1869-1946). BC for this play was Ambsweet13, now Rapunzelina

Mrs. Curtis, The Young Woman, twenty-five or perhaps even a little older.: Joanna Michal Hoyt

Lancelot Briggs, The Boy, slim and obviously under twenty.: Tim Jones

Mrs. Briggs, his mother, a handsome woman of forty-five or fifty.: mleigh

Jessie, his sister, a pretty girl of about twenty.: JennPratt

Rupert Smith, The Young Man, about twenty-five.: Tomas Peter

Mr. Ingoldsby, a man of fifty-five or, possibly, sixty.: Andrew James

The Mysterious Voice, male and adult.: Larry Wilson

Stage Directions: ToddHW


9. The Diabolical Circle by Beulah Bornstead (1896- ??). BC for this play is wib66

Cotton Mather: Larry Wilson

Betty, his daughter: Joanna Michal Hoyt

Adonijah Wigglesworth, a suitor, and Cotton's choice: Greg Giordano

Charles Manning, likewise a suitor, but Betty's choice: ToddHW

Stage Directions: Michele Eaton


10. Spreading the News by Augusta Gregory (? - 1932). BC for this play is wib66
Stage Directions: Availle

Bartley Fallon: ToddHW

Mrs Fallon: wib66

Jack Smith: alanmapstone

Shawn Early: JoannaHoyt

Tim Casey: GregGiordano

James Ryan: Kalamareader

Mrs Tarpey: Kitty

Mrs Tully: WendyKatzHiller

Jo Muldoon: JHedrick

Magistrate: Algy Pug

(6 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Re-Taming of the Shrew: A Shakespearean Travesty in One Act by John W. Postgate 39:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Jealousy of Le Barbouille by Moliere, translated by Charles Heron Wall 24:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Photographic Fix by Frederic Hay 43:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady by J.R. Planche 57:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Roadhouse in Arden by Philip Moeller (died 1958) 28:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
In the Shadow of the Glen by John Millington Synge 32:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Last Rehearsal by Irene Jean Crandall 23:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Trysting Place: A Farce in One Act by Booth Tarkington 53:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Diabolical Circle by Beulah Bornstead 40:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Spreading the News by Augusta Gregory 39:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers