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