One-Act Play Collection 017


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Here, in our 17th collection, are 10 One Act Plays for your enjoyment. They range from 1600's to 1900's, from Japan to Russia (in Russian), all in short gems to make you laugh, cry, think, or all three. Note that Play 10 is long and so its second half is included on section 11. Also, as indicated in the cast list, two of the plays - numbers 1 and 7 - may not be in the Public Domain outside of the US.- Summary by ToddHW


Cast lists:

1. Tradition, by George Middleton. BC for this play is kristakz
NOTE: Middleton died in 1967. This story is not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia, and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years.

George Ollivant: Greg Giordano
Emily, his wife: WendyKatzHiller
Mary, his daughter, an actress: Joanna Michal Hoyt
Stage direction: Larry Wilson



2. The Trumpeter’s Daughter, by Joseph Stirling Coyne. BC for this play is ktaylor07

Phillipot Andrew Gaunce
Michael Angelo Muller Alan Mapstone
Robin Adrian Stephens
Achilles Laplomb Greg Giordano
Madelon Kelly S. Taylor
Stage Directions James R. Hedrick



3. Who Kissed Barbara by Franz Rickaby. BC for this play is jennlea

Barbara Nicols, the bridesmaid: Jenn Broda
Katherine Blake, the bride: Dawn Sutton
James, the butler: Adrian Stephens
Paul Blake, the best man: Tomas Peter
Horace Gregory, the groom: Greg Giordano
Stage Directions: TJ Burns



4. Pariah, by August Strindberg. BC for this play is WendyKatzHiller

MR. X., an archaeologist, Middle-aged man: adrianstephens
MR. Y., an American traveller, Middle-aged man: Greg Giordano
Stage directions: WendyKatzHiller



5. Hagoromo by unknown, a Japanese noh play, translated by Ernest Fenollosa. BC for this play is Availle

Tennin: Jenn Broda

Chief Fisherman Hakuryo: Alan Mapstone

Fisherman: James R. Hedrick

Chorus and Semi-chorus: ToddHW

Narrator: Availle


6. The Forced Marriage by Moliere. BC for this play is Toddhw

Sganarelle: arbycoors

Geronimo: Greg Giordano

Alcantor, father to Dorimene: James R. Hedrick

Alcidas, brother to Dorimene: Adrian Stephens

Lycaste, in love with Dorimene: Bahram

Pancrace, an Aristotelian Philosopher: ToddHW

Marphurius, a Pyrrhonian Philosopher: Alan Mapstone

Dorimene, a young coquette betrothed to Sganarelle: SheriLynnWarren

First Gipsy: Sonia

Second Gipsy: Lee Vogler

Stage Directions: redrun



7. Helena's Husband By Philip Moeller. BC for this play is JHedrick

NOTE: Moeller died in 1958. This story is not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia, and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years.

Helena, Queen of Sparta: Dawn Sutton
Tsumu, her slave: C. M. Hedrick
Menelaus, the King: Greg Giordano
Analytikos, his librarian: Alan Mapstone
Paris, a shepherd: arbycoors
Stage direction: ToddHW



8. (In Russian) Самоубийца. Аркадий Тимофеевич Аверченко. BC for this play is HannaPonomarenko

Билевич, самоубийца: Anastasiia Solokha

Инженер Берегов, его приятель, очень умный человек: Hanna Ponomarenko

Лиза, горничная Билевича: Sonia

Сценические ремарки: Kazbek



9. Cousin Cherry by by Henry Spicer. BC for this play is ktaylor07
Charles, Earl of Mandeville Greg Giordano
Thomas Primrose Tomas Peter
Jacob Primrose Alan Mapstone
Cousin Cherry Kelly S. Taylor
Elinor Primrose Krista Zaleski
Servant James R. Hedrick
Stage Directions ToddHW



10. Countess Julie by August Strindberg. BC for this play is wib66

Countess Julie: WendyKatzHiller

Jean, a valet: Greg Giordano

Kristin, a cook: Kelly S. Taylor

Stage Directions: ToddHW

(7 hr 58 min)

Chapters

1. Tradition, by George Middleton 27:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
2. The Trumpeter’s Daughter by Joseph Stirling Coyne 58:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
3. Who Kissed Barbara by Franz Rickaby 1:00:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
4. Pariah, by August Strindberg 41:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
5. Hagoromo, translated by Fenollosa 14:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
6. The Forced Marriage by Moliere 50:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
7. Helena's Husband By Philip Moeller 50:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
8. Самоубийца. Аркадий Тимофеевич Аверченко 29:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
9. Cousin Cherry by Henry Spicer 52:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
10. Countess Julie by August Strindberg, Part 1 52:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
11. Countess Julie by August Strindberg, Part 2 42:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers